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KINGS AND LIARS – Launch Video For “Conquering The Fear”

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, hard rock music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on January 19, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Connecticut-based hard rock juggernaut KINGS AND LIARS – featuring members of THE DEE SNIDER BAND, JASTA andENTIERRO have released the video for their newest single, “Conquering the Fear.” New Noise Magazine is hosting the exclusive premiere of “Conquering the Fear.” Watch the video now at this location.

Guitarist/vocalist Charlie Bellmore said this about the song, “This is an important song for me, it’s about not giving up when your entire life feels like it’s crumbling around you and fixing it all. It’s dedicated to anyone who’s ever been a victim of sexual assault.”

“Conquering the Fear” comes off the band’s forthcoming new album, Transition Animals, due out January 28 on Salt of the Earth Records.

Pre-order the album:

CD: saltoftheearthrecords.com/product/744719

Vinyl: saltoftheearthrecords.com/product/744713

Compared to previous releases, Transition Animals sees a more streamlined band returning to the spotlight as a three-piece, hell-bent on delivering some heavy as all hell, well-crafted, catchy songs.

The members of KINGS AND LIARS share international notoriety as members of some severely ass-kicking bands… Kingdom Of Sorrow, The Dee Snider Band, Jasta, Entierro, and Toxic Holocaust to name a few. Charlie and Nick Bellmore have also written and recorded material for the upcoming solo album by George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher (Cannibal Corpse).

Dummer Nick Bellmore is an uber-producer who has been at the helm of many many kick-ass releases. When great artists want to up the heavy, they call these guys.

KINGS AND LIARS will hit the road early this year in support of Transition Animals. They will be joined by ’70’s-style Hendrixian Motör Funk band LORD BISHOP. Dates are as follows:

1/28 – Pompano Beach, FL @ Pipers
1/29 – Orlando, FL @ Shovelhead
1/30 – Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
2/01 – Murfreesboro, NC @ Zakk’s Coffeehouse
2/02 – Chesapeake, VA @ Riff House
2/03 – Baltimore, MD @ Zen West
2/04 – Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz
2/05 – Hamden, CT @ The Cellar on Treadwell (CD Release Party)

KINGS AND LIARS:
Charlie Bellmore: vocals/guitars
Nick Bellmore: drums/vocals
Christopher Taylor Beaudette (vocals/bass)

www.kingsandliars.com

www.saltoftheearthrecords.com

Source: ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE KINGS AND LIARS.

SEVEN NINES AND TENS’ “Over Opiated In A Forest Of Whispering Speakers” Out Now/Streaming

Posted in Hard Rock, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on January 8, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Vancouver (BC) – Willowtip Records has released “Over Opiated in a Forest of Whispering Speakers”, the new album from Seven Nines and Tens. Stream the album in its entirety at:

sevenninesandtens.bandcamp.com/album/over-opiated-in-a-forest-of-whispering-speakers

Over Opiated in a Forest of Whispering Speakers still features the sounds on which the band made their name (Post Hardcore, Shoegaze, Progressive Rock, and Math Metal), but features some new stylistic touchstones, such as 70’s hard rock, classic rock, and more traditional metal styles. All in all, Over Opiated in a Forest of Whispering Speakers aims to be one of the finest metal albums to be released in 2022 and a career highlight for the band.

Over Opiated in a Forest of Whispering Speakers marks the first time that band founder/songwriter David Cotton wrote lyrics/sang vocals on a Seven Nines and Tens record. The band was never intended to be instrumental and the addition of vocals coupled with the tightest set of songs of their career seems to have elevated the band’s sound to another level. In writing the record the band performed live with a ton of acts including Minus the Bear, Alcest, Pinkish Black, Nothing, Elder, Astronoid, Royal Thunder, and many others. The new album marks the arrival of the Seven Nines and Tens sound.

Seven Nines and Tens’ third album, Over Opiated in a Forest of Whispering Speakers, is the follow-up to their 2012 debut album Habitat 67, sophomore albumSet the Controls for the Heart of the Slums, and 2019 career-spanning cassette boxset Satisfy the Faction.

Purchase:
BC: sevenninesandtens.bandcamp.com/album/over-opiated-in-a-forest-of-whispering-speakers

Willowtip: https://tinyurl.com/2d82wmff

Track Listing:

1) Popular Delusions
2) Throwing Rocks at Mediocrity
3) Midnight Marauders
4) Let’s Enjoy the Aimless Days While We Can
5) Edutainment
6) Fight for your Right to Partial Relevance
7) Sunshine

Band Photo Credit: Milton Stille

Line-up:

David Cotton (Guitar/Vocals)
Maximillian Madrus (Bass)
Alexander Glassford (Drums)

sevenninesandtens.com

willowtip.com

Source: ClawHammer PR

THE FINAL SLEEP (ex-Arsis, ex-Burning Human) To Release “Vessels Of Grief” In February

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on January 6, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Troy (NY) – Melodic/Progressive Death Metal band THE FINAL SLEEP will release new album Vessels Of Grief on February 4.

New single “Screaming In Silence” is available now at: thefinalsleepny.bandcamp.com/track/screaming-in-silence-3

Drawing influence from bands such as Opeth, Edge of Sanity, Control Denied, Amorphis, and Mercyful Fate/King Diamond, THE FINAL SLEEP received favorable reviews for their 2017 debut I, and has shared the stage with many renowned metal acts, including Fates Warning, Sanctuary, At The Gates, Wolves In The Throne Room, Flotsam & Jetsam, Rivers Of Nihil, Intronaut, All That Remains, Katatonia, and Moonspell.

An album teaser video is available at: youtu.be/WjUnI6KXQ8Y or watch below!

Pre-order Vessels of Grief:

thefinalsleepny.bandcamp.com/album/vessels-of-grief

Track Listing:

  1. Screaming in Silence
  2. Until it Ends
  3. Pale Whisper
  4. Soul in Between
  5. Funeral Seed
  6. Eternal

Line-up:

Jeff Andrews (Fleshspoil, Scavengers, Hush) – Lead Vocals/Guitar

Kevin Maloney (ex-Withstand) – Guitar

Mike Stack (ex-Burning Human, ex-Dying Breed) – Guitar

Jay VanDervoort (Ice Queen, ex-Burning Human) – Bass

Mike Van Dyne (Fleshspoil, ex-Arsis) – Drums

thefinalsleepny.bandcamp.com
instagram.com/the_final_sleep
The Final Sleep YouTube

Source: ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE THE FINAL SLEEP.

NECROT – Bay Area Death Metal/Punk Trio To Release New Special Tape Edition Of Acclaimed Sophomore Full-Length “Mortal”

Posted in Metal, metal blade, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on January 5, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

783punx‘ ‘tape pizza boxset’ series continues and next in line will be a true gem of death metal: “Mortal” by Bay Area death metal/punk trio NECROT.

Recorded and originally released by Tankcrimes Records in 2020, the follow-up to the band’s critically adored “Blood Offerings” debut album is at once earth rupturing and memorable. Easily their most precise performance to date, “Mortal” foams at its mouth with destructive rhythms, intricate guitar leads, and guttural domination.

“Mortal” will soon be available in a 7 inch pizza box with all-over and under-the-lid artwork containing:

– cassette tape with special full-coverage UV on body print, packed in cardboard mailer with all-over artwork
– 2x 783punx sticker
– 2x Necrot sticker (Mortal & Sickle)
– A3 Necrot Sickle poster
– 8-pages booklet with all lyrics and info
– Necrot Demongram enamel metal pin
– Necrot Demongram backpatch

Limited to 166.6 hand-numbered copies

Release date: 28.01.2022

Watch an unboxing video at THIS LOCATION!

Copy number #1 goes on auction to support West Oakland Punks With Lunch – specifically requested by the band!

Punks with Lunch (PWL) is doing a lot of much-needed good. Starting as a small operation out of one person’s home, they have since expanded to a full-on warehouse for meal prep, a mobile outreach team, and a safe needle exchange program serving the homeless population of Oakland. The group provides basic necessities with a focus simply on “human kindness”.

More information can be found here: https://www.punkswithlunch.org/

PWL are currently raising money for a van to distribute food, necessities and faith in humanity even more widely!

We encourage you to donate: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-pwl-get-a-van

Auction for copy number #1 is taking place on the 783punx Facebook – bids only in comments under original post! Auction starts 5/01/2022 and ends 16/01/2022 at 10GMT.

783punx – www.783punx.com

www.783punx.bandcamp.com

LONG LIVE NECROT.

STRIKER – US Tour Dates w/ Beast In Black, Seven Kingdoms + New Single / Music Video “Deathwish

Posted in Hard Rock, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on January 3, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

April 07, 2022 – Orlando, FL – The Haven
April 08, 2022 – Tampa, FL – Orpheum
April 09, 2022 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
April 11, 2022 – Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
April 12, 2022 – San Antonio, TX – Rock Box
April 14, 2022 – Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
April 15, 2022 – Anaheim, CA – The Parish
April 16, 2022 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Atrium at Catalyst
April 18, 2022 – Portland, OR – Hawthorn Theatre
April 19, 2022 – Seattle, WA – Crocodile
April 20, 2022 – Vancouver, BC – The Rickshaw
April 22, 2022 – Calgary, AB – Dickens
April 23, 2022 – Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
April 25, 2022 – Salt Lake City, UT – Metro
April 26, 2022 – Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
April 27, 2022 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
April 29, 2022 – Minneapolis, MN – The Fine Line *
April 30, 2022 – Joliet, IL – The Forge *
May 01, 2022 – Cleveland – Ballroom *
May 02, 2022 – Detroit, MI – El Club *

* = No Seven Kingdoms on show date

Deathwish – Music Video – https://youtu.be/98V8CchlEVM

Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3nd6zju

Source: Asher Media Relations

LONG LIVE STRIKER.

DARKNESS EVERYWHERE – Bay Area Melodic Death Act With Members Of Light This City, Crepuscle And More To Release Debut EP Via Creator-Destructor Records; “Reign Of Chaos” Now Playing

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on January 3, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

photo by Michelle Nisbet

Creator-Destructor Records presents Oakland, California-based melodic death metal band DARKNESS EVERYWHERE. The new act has completed production on their debut EP, The Seventh Circle, set for release in late February, today unleashing the lead single, “Reign Of Chaos,” alongside the cover art and more.

DARKNESS EVERYWHERE unites vocalist/guitarist/drummer Ben Murray, guitarist Cameron Stucky, and renowned producer engineer Zack Ohren on bass. The band formed in late 2020 with the goal of writing songs heavily influenced by the classic mid-1990s Swedish melodic death metal sound. This isn’t the individual members’ first round around the block when it comes to melodic death metal, as Murray is a founding member of Bay Area band Light This City, and Stucky is a member of symphonic melodic metal act, Crepuscle. Ohren recorded and produced all of Light This City’s albums throughout the past twenty years and continues to be one of the leading metal producers in the industry, having worked with Machine Head, All Shall Perish, and many more.

The glory years of early In Flames, At the Gates, and Dark Tranquillity are what largely inform the sound and aesthetic of DARKNESS EVERYWHERE. The core of the band is built on the feel of those legendary records, while offering a refreshing take on the no frills melodic death metal sound akin to the output of modern outfits Darkest Hour, The Haunted, and God Forbid. The band wastes no time in getting to the point of melodic death metal riffing and driving, thrashing tempos.

The Seventh Circle refers to the Dante’s Seventh Layer Of Hell, where acts of violence in life are punished in death. The endless torture inflicted upon human souls for their past sins of hatred is an all-consuming reality in the lyrical themes of the seven songs that comprise DARKNESS EVERYWHERE’s debut EP. The record was recorded in late 2020 at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, engineered and produced by Zack Ohren, and completed with cover artwork by Samuel Nelson. Additionally, The Seventh Circle features guest vocals from Laura Nichol (Light This City) on “Survival Of The Sun,” John Henry (Darkest Hour) on “The Grand Impact,” and X on “The Seventh Circle.”

The lead single from DARKNESS EVERYWHERE and The Seventh Circle, “Reign Of Chaos,” is now playing at all digital streaming services including YouTube HERE and Bandcamp HERE.

The Seventh Circle will see digital release on February 25th through Creator-Destructor – the label owned and operated by the band’s Ben Murray – with a vinyl version to follow shortly after. Find digital preorders at Bandcamp HERE.

Watch for vinyl/merch details and preorders to post alongside additional audio previews, videos, and more from the album over the weeks ahead.

The Seventh Circle Track Listing:

  1. Apocalyptic Nightmares
  2. Darkness Everywhere
  3. The Grand Impact
  4. Lost Dimensions
  5. Reign Of Chaos
  6. Survival Of The Sun
  7. The Seventh Circle

DARKNESS EVERYWHERE:
Ben Murray – guitar/drums/vocals
Cameron Stucky – guitar
Zack Ohren – bass

Source: EARSPLIT PR

http://www.creator-destructor.com

LONG LIVE DARKNESS EVERYWHERE.

Black Metal Project TORII Releases Self-TItled Album

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on January 2, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

The new, self-titled album from apocalyptic black/death metal project TORII is out now on CD and digital formats.

The new album sees TORII return after three years of silence, having reverted back to its original form as a solo project. With Torii, Masino continues the journey into the depths of post-metal and death/doom with a stronger focus on atmosphere. Torii released on December 17.

Purchase Torii at this location.
Stream Torii on Spotify at this location.

Track Listing:
1) The Second Renaissance
2) Synthetic Dust
3) Persephone
4) Eurydice
5) Grey Expanse
6) Void
7) Inertia
8) Torii

Though black and death metal are core elements, the basic description doesn’t quite capture the breadth of the music, colored as it is with post-metal grays and streaks of doom. TORII has created yet another masterwork of oppressive darkness and an intensity that burns continually. Artwork, lyrics, vocals, instruments, and programming on Torii were all done by Bill Masino.

Source: ClawHammer PR

Follow TORII:

Spotify

Bandcamp

Instagram

CRYSTAL VIPER – Release “Live In Studio” Video And Announce New Mini Album

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 29, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Polish heavy metal act CRYSTAL VIPER released 4-track “live in studio” video, which was filmed as part of the #RockOutSessions series.

THE VIDEO CAN BE SEEN HERE

CRYSTAL VIPER front woman Marta Gabriel explains:

“2021 wasn’t an easy year. We released new studio album “The Cult”, but we managed to play literally 3 live shows only, as our other festival appearances and the European Tour on which we were supposed to promote new album were either postponed or cancelled. So instead, we did few new studio recordings, including full #RockOutSessions recording, where we played 4 songs from “The Cult” in the live, stripped down versions. We decided to release the video version for free – it’s our way of saying thank you to all the fans who are supporting us in those weird times, who bought the new album. The same material will be later released as Side-B of our special Mini Album, which will be released in the next few months, and which will include few rather big surprises!”.

CRYSTAL VIPER’s latest studio album “The Cult”, as well as Marta Gabriel’s first solo album “Metal Queens” were released in 2021 by Listenable Records.

BUY HERE 

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LONG LIVE CRYSTAL VIPER.

ALBERTO RIGONI, JORDAN RUDESS & MARK ZONDER Performing “L’Origin du Monde” – “Songs For Souls” Album Releases On January 15th

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock news, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , on December 29, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Italian bass master and composer ALBERTO RIGONI (solo, BAD AS, NATURAL BORN MACHINE, Bassists Alliance Project, Vivaldi Metal Project etc.) will release on January 15th 2022, his new album “Songs for Souls”, in memory of his Father.

Now Alberto has posted online a stunning performance video for “L’Origin du Monde”, featured by JORDAN RUDESS & MARK ZONDER and ALBERTO RIGONI. Video edit by Mark Barret.

Watch and enjoy “L’Origin du Monde” below or here: https://youtu.be/LLJS6IordMk

Alberto Rigoni on “L’Origin du Monde”:
“Composed by myself and Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater) and featuring Fates Warning drummer Mark Zonder “L’Origin du Monde” is one of the songs of my upcoming album “Songs For Souls” out on January 15th 2022, in memory of my father. Happy Christmas!”

Jordan Rudess adds:
“I co-wrote a song with Alberto Rigoni and I think it turned out beautifully. He originally sent me a lovely bass track and I let the inspiration flow and came up with the rest!”

Just recently Alberto Rigoni announced Jordan Rudess, Mark Zonder, Fabrizio Leo, Marco Sfogli, Tommaso Ermolli, Enrico Taddei, Alessandro Bertoni and the legendary guitarist Jennifer Batten, joining the “Songs for Souls” album line-up.

In case you missed, also watch Jennifer Batten’s promo for “Songs for Souls”: https://youtu.be/7ZNEvN5Er_Q

Pre-order/fund “Songs for Souls” album, available in Digital & Digipack CD at: http://albertorigoni.bandcamp.com.

More information TBA, stay tuned!

Source: Split Screen Management

CELTIC HILLS – Reveal Tracklisting And Artwork Story Of Upcoming Album “Huldufólk”

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on December 29, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

“Huldufólk” is the new album by Italian legendary Speed/thrash metallers CELTIC HILLS, the band continues to tell and describe their land, but the intention of this new work is to walk the road in a different way! “Huldufólk” is coming out in 2022 via Elevate Records.

Band’s singer and guitarist Jonathan Vanderbilt reveals on the album cover artwork:

“The cover was again entrusted to Sheila Franco with the input of drawing a brighter cover, with the predominant green between the green that characterizes the MATRIX movie and the green of uncontaminated nature. A record in the balance between the enchanted world of legends, heroic deeds performed by people who wanted a better world. A record that looks to the past, projecting itself into a future to be built. A passing disc that wants to take past history with it to go further …to draw.”

The tracklisting reads the following:
1 – The Secret of the Grail
2 – Metal Message
3 – After The Eartquake
4 – Hidden Folk
5 – Green Forest
6 – Gate Of Hollow Earth
7 – Living Out Of The Egg
8 – The Sound Of Earth
9 – The Hammer Of Thor
10 – Villacher Kirktag
Bonus track
Words In Out (remix 2022)
Living Out Of The Egg sung by Simone Cescutti

Photo-edit by Pino Magliani

The drummer Simone Cescutti after this job leaves the band to pursue a career as a singer and guitarist with his own band! So, to greet his fans, he sings a song called “Living out of the Egg”. The other texts dedicated to the history of Friuli are “After the Earthquake” which speaks of the strength and courage of the Friulian people in rebuilding the territory devastated by the earthquake of 6 May 1976. “The Gate of Hollow Earth” tells of the legends of the mountains behind the city of Pordenone where there would be a secret entrance to the hollow earth.

The album ends with the track “Villacher Kirktag” which tells of the Beer Festival in the city of Villach in Austria where every first Saturday of August Friulian boys go to party getting drunk and harassing beautiful Austrian girls! The text is sung in English with “notations” in Friulian and Austrian.

The album was produced also this time by Michele Guaitoli singer of Temperance and Vision of Atlantis in the studios of the Groove Factory in Udine and for the realization of the cover again the talented Sheila Franco.

Just recently was announced the guest guitarist, Gabriele Pala (Karnak, Azure Agony, Goldenseed), playing two solos in the album for the songs ‘Green Forest’ and ‘Gate of Hollow Earth’. In addition to being a very good guitarist, Gabriele is an expert connoisseur of Chapman Stick, an instrument played with the tapping technique.

Earlier Jonathan revealed on “Huldufólk”:
“Again this time we will talk about Friuli, and the theory is at work that the location of the American Air Force Base Aviano is used to control an ancient access to the underground world, which has been used by the pagan gods since ancient times. The magical rites of the inhabitants of the mountains and the places where elves, fairies and gnomes once lived among the people are revealed. There are already definitive titles such as The Sound of the Earth in F sharp minor. A text tells how you can use the beneficial energy of the trees at dawn to strengthen your energies, but there will be no lack of historical events that accompany every CELTIC HILLS album.”

2021 was a very positive year for CELTIC HILLS! The reviews of the ‘Mystai Keltoy’ album have been many, published on the major world newspapers and all with an average rating of around 9.

Order the album here: http://smarturl.it/zr31wj
Stream the album on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/album/5pPqQTeqqhudestuaOr8KC

Source: Split Screen Management

LONG LIVE CELTIC HILLS.

DYING LIGHT – To Release “Far From Life” On CD

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

After a successful digital release, New Jersey melodic metal band DYING LIGHT will unleash their album Far From Life on CD on January 28, 2022.

Far From Life features 10 original songs by DYING LIGHT and 1 original song, “Mercy”, by Michael Ferentino. “The Cycle” kicks off the album and sets the tone of the project with powerful driving rhythms and epic harmonies. While The title track sees a thundering breakdown ensue amidst intricate guitar leads and a dark, dissonant chorus. The album explores a myriad of tempo changes and moods highlighting the diversity of creativity that DYING LIGHT offers. Drawing influences predominantly from music of the 1980s and ‘90s, and modernising with their own distinctive twist, Far From Life is a dynamic mix of heavy styles.

Far From Life is a powerful record delivering heavy elements with soaring melodies. It’s a display of DYING LIGHT’s passion for music aptly fusing complementary styles. Bursting with energy and a charismatic sound, Far From Life is sure to appeal to metal fans.

Social media links:
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/dyinglightnj
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/dyinglightnj/?hl=en

Line-Up:
Jeff Ross – Vocals
Jim Haldenwang – Guitar
Doug Edwards – Guitar
Chris Fritz – Bass and harmonies
Shaun Dilliplane – Drums

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE DYING LIGHT.

JUSTICE THEORY – Releases Powerful New Single “FIGHT UNTIL YOU DIE!”

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on December 16, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Photographer: Jaakko Manninen

Finnish metal band Justice Theory is happy to announce that they will release a new EP “BEATEN WILL RISE” on Spring 2022. And now here they give you a first taste of their upcoming EP. Song titled “FIGHT UNTIL YOU DIE!” is OUT NOW on music services world wide! Cover artwork is created by Petri Lampela.

Listen to “FIGHT UNTIL YOU DIE!”:

Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3GOXiGl

YouTube: https://youtu.be/7zvTpBcNhjc

Apple Music: https://apple.co/3F3Dzm1

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3GNQTLF

Tidal: https://listen.tidal.com/album/205732250

Vocalist and guitar player Valtteri states: “This song is ultimate power straight from the heart! After emotional and low-tempo song Fade Into the Night, I wanted to make a song that really hypes you up and makes you move. For me, lyric-wise this song is about two themes. First theme is standing together whatever comes to our way. Trust between brothers, and not giving up until you’ve given your everything ties it up really well. We should always remember that we are not alone in this world. Bond between humans can be stronger than we even realize, particularly when it comes to a matter of life and death. Another theme is that we always manage to find a way for rising up after being beaten down. When you’re at the bottom, it just gives you a moment for rise again…”

https://www.facebook.com/JusticeTheoryband

https://www.instagram.com/justicetheoryband/

LONG LIVE JUSTICE THEORY.

SHOT DOWN TWICE – To Release New EP

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , on December 12, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Canadian hard rockers SHOT DOWN TWICE will release their upcoming self-titled EP on the 21st of January, 2021.

The new self-titled EP follows their debut Got Up Once.

“After many months of work, and after numerous highs and lows we are beyond thrilled to release our second EP, aptly named Shot Down Twice. We’ve dug real deep this time to create a hard rock EP that we are really proud of. We had a blast working on it and I think that’ll come through and you’ll be able to feel that when you listen to the music. It’s a full ride and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Cheers to all”

Watch the video for the first single “Talk to Me” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12pqhWKjM5s

Links:
https://www.facebook.com/shotdowntwice
https://www.instagram.com/shotdowntwice/
https://twitter.com/shotdowntwice
https://www.shotdowntwice.com/

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE SHOT DOWN TWICE.

“Maybe Tomorrow” Single From ERIC WAGNER’s Posthumous Solo Album Released

Posted in metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on December 10, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

A video for “Maybe Tomorrow”, the first single from former TROUBLE singer Eric Wagner’s posthumous solo album, In The Lonely Light Of Mourning, is available at youtu.be/TDxWg92ikSs.

The album will be released March 22 on Cruz Del Sur Music. Pre-orders available at:

CD: https://tinyurl.com/yybxfk47

LP: https://tinyurl.com/2p95uud9

Recorded at Alpha Sound Services and Aardvark Recording, In The Lonely Light Of Mourning was completed and delivered to Cruz Del Sur Music a month before Eric’s untimely passing. Initially scheduled for a November 2021 release, Cruz Del Sur Music — in cooperation with Eric’s manager, Mike Smith — agreed to move the release date to March 2022 to give it the attention it deserves.

The solo endeavor — a longtime goal of Eric’s — serves as a fitting testament to one of doom metal’s most respected voices. Eric tapped former TROUBLE/current BLACKFINGER drummer David Snyder to help him assemble the album’s eight cuts. Along the way, Eric brought in some of his favorite musicians as guests — including past and present members of TROUBLE, BLACKFINGER, THE SKULL, LID, PENTAGRAM, DEATH ROW and PLACE OF SKULLS.

According to Snyder, the origins for “Maybe Tomorrow” had been kicking around for quite some time.

“The pre-chorus part was definitely influenced by Chuck Robinson’s old band, THIS TORTURED SOUL which at that time, I had the pleasure of playing second guitar for a few shows,” he says. “That influenced things for sure. The verses and descending single note parts were Eric’s suggestions and the main riff was originally just single notes. And, just before recording, Eric wanted it heavier, so I added the low droning open note and asked what he thought and in true Eric form, he calmly said, ‘That’s it. It’s a jam.’

“On the first rough mixes you can hear him say it when the song started while he did the vocals, which definitely brought a smile every time I heard it,” Snyder continues. “The songs’ style ended up being a cool full-circle thing with Chuck and I and being fans of Eric’s music, who greatly influenced our own styles. Add in Lothar Keller’s stunning solo and Ron Holzner’s badass bass and it rounded the whole track out rather well, I have to say.”

“It’s very interesting hearing this tune now that Eric has gone to the other side,” adds Keller. “Call it premonition or whatever someone’s take on it is — you can hear it in his voice and it will definitely hit you. I am honored to have been a part of Eric’s last album and his legacy will continue to live on in the hearts of many!”

The aforementioned Robinson played a vital role on The Lonely Light Of Mourning. Robinson wrote “Isolation” and “Wish You Well” and co-wrote “Rest In Peace” with Snyder. He also played rhythm guitars on every song except “If He Lost It All” and played bass on “Wish You Well”.

“The groove and vibe on ‘Maybe Tomorrow’ is insane!” says Robinson. “It’s just a killer riff with great drive. Dave is such a great remember. I remember Eric was very adamant how he wanted the feel to be. Eric’s lyrics were so personal to him. He was a master with words, hidden meanings and messages. Only he knew for sure…”

Track Listing:

  1. Rest In Place
  2. Maybe Tomorrow
  3. Isolation
  4. If You Lost It All
  5. Strain Theory
  6. Walk With Me To The Sun
  7. In The Lonely Light Of Mourning
  8. Wish You Well

facebook.com/cruzdelsurmusic
instagram.com/cruzdelsurmusic
cruzdelsurmusic.com
cruzdelsurmusic.bandcamp.com

Source: ClawHammer PR

REST IN PEACE, ERIC WAGNER.

MOONLIGHT HAZE – Italian Melodic Symphonic Power Metallers Announce New Album “Animus”

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on December 5, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Italian melodic symphonic power metallers MOONLIGHT HAZE will release their third studio album “Animus” on March 18th 2022 on Scarlet Records.

“‘Animus’ represents a huge step up for Moonlight Haze’s songwriting and sound. This album got each of us excited since the very first melodies and lines that had been written. It’s an introspective work, but at the same time it also looks at the world outside – willing to bring a bright message of vitality and rebirth. Hence the title, ‘Animus’, a Latin word that has different meanings: vital force, conscience, soul, mind and courage as well.”

Chiara Tricarico
, frontwoman & lyricist

Recorded by MOONLIGHT HAZE and mixed & mastered by Simone Mularoni at the renowned Domination Studio, “Animus”boasts the stunning performance of vocalist Chiara Tricarico and is graced by the amazing artwork and pictures of Beatrice Demori.

The album will be released in the following formats:

– digipak CD
– limited-edition vinyl
– digital

Tracklist is as follows:

01. The Nothing
02. It’s Insane
03. Kintsugi
04. Animus
05. The Thief and the Moon
06. Midnight Haze
07. Tonight
08. Never Say Never
09. We’ll Be Free
10. A Ritual of Fire
11. Horror & Thunder

The first single/video will be released on December 10th 2022.

MOONLIGHT HAZE:

Chiara Tricarico – Vocals
Marco Falanga – Guitars
Alberto Melinato – Guitars
Alessandro Jacobi – Bass
Giulio Capone – Drums

https://www.moonlighthaze.com/

https://www.instagram.com/moonlighthazeband/

Scarlet Records:

https://scarletrecords.it/

https://www.instagram.com/scarletrecords/

https://scarletrecords.bandcamp.com/

LONG LIVE MOONLIGHT HAZE.

FERNWAH – Sign To Horror Pain Gore Death Productions – Debut Album ‘Approaching Oblivion’ Set For Release On December 31st

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , on December 2, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Horror Pain Gore Death Productions welcome FERNWAH to the roster with the debut album Approaching Oblivion! Hailing from the great state of New Jersey, FERNWAH perform one of a kind experimental Heavy Metal and features Zakk Mild (Oxalate/Come Mierda) and Peter Martin (Black Kites/Bonjour/Holy Death).

Approaching Oblivion is a progressive album that combines elements of Black/Death Metal along with trippy, technical and psychedelic, stoner friendly fuzz. FERNWAH are fueled by subconscious Jungian philosophies with a horror aesthetic, and these occult obsessed crushers are ready to take on the world with adventurous throttling riffs, staccato rhythms, swelling synths and crackling-yet-slippery guitar work.

The track ‘Leaking Out’ is pure crushing Death Metal with a progressive twist, featuring the wretched guest vocals by Devin Swank of Sanguisugabogg (courtesy of Century Media Records). For fans of Black Sabbath, Boards Of Canada, Camel, King Crimson, Morbid Angel, Pelican, Soundgarden and Voivod.

Listen to the track “Approaching Oblivion” at youtu.be/5DWvFleEhy8

Pre-save this release on Spotify at ffm.to/fernwah

Pre-order Approaching Oblivion on digital and CD at hpgd.bandcamp.com/album/approaching-oblivion

TRACK LISTING:

  1. Toska
  2. Approaching Oblivion
  3. Leaking Out
  4. Conscious Dust
  5. Amulet
  6. Vertigo of Freedom / Individuality Rendered
  7. Corrosive Catharsis

Source: ClawHammer PR

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

LONG LIVE FERNWAH.

Metal Merch – GWAR Metal Pin… Plus Concert Photos From November 11th Cincinnati Ohio Show!

Posted in concerts, Heavy Metal, horror, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on December 1, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Yes, GWAR were magnificent live! GWAR invaded Bogart’s in Cincinnati Ohio, back on November 11th. I took the live photos you see on this post with my iPhone; thus I’m admittedly no professional photographer (hahaha).

I bought quite a bunch at the merch table; one item is this GWAR stamped metal pin. Whoa!

There was a HUGE pit and everyone attending this show were lit in one manner or another. It was Metal euphoria and I drank plenty of PBR while there. I went to this GWAR show with my buddy Troy; it was his birthday as well. Good Metal times! At this concert, GWAR didn’t spray down the fans with any goo or monster secretions; not from my vantage point anyways.

I’m going to post more concert photos of GWAR with more merch I bought, in the coming days. I did buy a GWAR keychain that I gave to a coworker of mine. One last thought: it was raining like hell on our drive down to Cincinnati that night. Troy drove his car and (as usual) was a superhero behind the wheel; getting us there fast and safe.

If you’ve never seen GWAR live, I strongly encourage you to do so. If you’re not interested in GWAR, then drink a gallon of prune juice and listen to your ABBA records. Metal be thy name! – Stone

LONG LIVE GWAR.

THY WORSHIPER’s “Bajki o Staruchu” Streaming Ahead of Release

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , , , on November 10, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Available for pre-order now

Originating from Poland, Dublin-based pagan black folk metal act Thy Worshiper are streaming their upcoming fifth studio album “Bajki o Staruchu” (translates to “Fairytales about an old man” from Polish) ahead of its release via Pagan Records on 17 November 2021. 

Listen to the album via Folk n Metal: https://folknrock.com/exclusive/album-premiere-thy-worshiper-bajki-o-staruchu

Coming six years after the release of “Klechdy”, “Bajki o Staruchu” is a concept with eight new tracks based on fairy tales that are held together by the main character of the album title, the Old Man. 

Musically, “Bajki o Staruchu” is a continuation of the path the band carved out on “Czarna dzika czerwień” and “Klechdy”, a mixture of non-obvious ethno-folk and pagan black metal, with a large dose of individuality.

It’s that individuality that led Thy Worshiper to be included in Metal Hammer UK’s list of eleven bands that redefined the concept of folk metal. The band is described as having an “impressively menacing atmosphere, expressed through chanting and hypnotic guitar riffs. This isn’t music for the faint of heart, but it’s a dark journey that rewards as well as challenges.

Two new musicians make their debut on “Bajki o Staruchu”: Jarun’s Marcin Pazera on drums and Monika Lubas on vocals.

Pre-order “Bajki o Staruchu”https://tinyurl.com/6dshhbyj

“Bajki o Staruchu” track list:
1. Straszno tu
2. Aniołkowi nie wierz
3. Cień
4. Sen
5. Gra w kości
6. O kwiatku na grobie
7. Baba Jaga
8. Mgła

Thy Worshiper are:
Monika Lubas – vocals
Marcin Gąsiorowski – vocals, guitar
Dariusz Kubala – vocals, guitar
Krystian Mazur – bass
Marcin Pazera – drums
Tomasz Grzesik – vocals, percussion

Thy Worshiper online:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thyworshiper/
Bandcamp: https://thyworshiper.bandcamp.com/

Pagan Records online:
Website / Shop: https://www.pagan-records.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/paganrecords
Bandcamp: https://paganrecords.bandcamp.com
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/paganrecords

LONG LIVE THY WORSHIPER.

SCORPIONS – ‘Big City Nights’ – A Look At A Terrific Greatest Hits CD From 1998

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 27, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

Many years ago, I bought this cool Scorpions CD: Big City Nights (Rebound Records). I remember buying it new and it was pretty cheap; the price was around $5 or so. I believe it was Walmart that had this CD too; sometimes my memory amazes me, despite not remembering what I ate for dinner yesterday. Truth. Here is a one-sentence rant before I continue: Scorpions should be inducted into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame!!

Okay, I shall continue onward. I love this band. Every era of Scorpions I love. I was fortunate to see them headline the M3 Rock Festival back in 2010, with my great/best Metal Buddy Scott Coverdale. What a fun time. Just about every song on this Big City Nights compilation was performed by the Scorpions at that M3 Rock Festival; at least to the best of my (once again) amazing memory. Chuckle, chuckle. I’ve presented the tracklist for this CD below, no worries.

I have grown extremely tired of Still Loving You and I’m certain I’m not alone. That song never really hit me. No big deal for it’s the only Scorpions song out of their iconic catalog that I just skip over. Rock You Like A Hurricane is teetering on the edge of being tiresome for me. What saves this song for me at this point is the guitar solo. Enough negativity! I do get psyched out of my cranium by Can’t Live Without You, No One Like You, Big City Nights and Rhythm Of Love. All these songs I’ve mentioned in this post are on this CD.

I’m happy I bought this Scorpions CD when I did. I have no plans to get rid of it either. That’s a good thing, due to my selling off of many CDs in recent years. As you look over the tracklist on the back of this CD, you’ll see there are 4 songs that are live versions. The live songs are from the stupendous World Wide Live from 1985, with the exception of Wind Of Change which is from Live Bites (1995).

Granted, this CD compilation is missing many classic Scorpions songs; heck, it’s only one CD and I’m certain it was never meant to be a definitive Scorpions greatest hits package. Thank you for visiting Metal Odyssey, I truly appreciate it. Please stay safe out there, help out one another and… Metal Be Thy Name. – Stone

LONG LIVE SCORPIONS.

NO, THANK YOU, KLAUS!

STONE.

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.

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