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IRON MAIDEN – “No Prayer For The Dying” – Revisiting This 1990 Metal Classic

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on March 21, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

I remember buying No Prayer For The Dying back in 1990. I thought it was so cool that this (now classic) album was releasing in October, the season of Halloween. This album now forever reminds me of Haloween too. Can you dig it? I bought the cassette version first and upgraded to CD some years later.

I still have the same CD (with the original cover art and not the bogus edited version) and just recently sold the cassette. Amazing I had the same cassette all these decades. Unreal. As for the album’s songs, I have my favorites: Tailgunner, Holy Smoke, No Prayer For The Dying, Hooks In You and Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter. “Holy Smoke… Smells Good”… I love that stuff.

I believe this IRON MAIDEN album doesn’t get the full credit it so deserves. In my Metal opinion, when I look at the Bruce Dickinson era of IRON MAIDEN, this album kicks more Metal ass than Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son and The Final Frontier. Sure, Adrian Smith left the band and Janick Gers came on board with the production of this album; does it really freaking matter after all these years? Both guitarists are living legends, to this Metal maniac. What’s fabulous about this album is the songs are very much written like those of their 80’s classics; with no eleven minute over progressive baloney.

Bruce Dickinson sounds so superb on this album, per usual. Bruce truly shows his range on Public Enema Number One; just another memorable song on this album for me. I honestly listened to the cassette version of this album in my car, so many times, it’s nothing short of amazing. Without a trace of doubt, I have never grown tired of No Prayer For The Dying. This release is a MUST for any new IRON MAIDEN fans out there and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. The only reason this album didn’t get it’s just due is for the year of its release. I believe if this album was released in 1987 or 1988 it would be regarded as highly as Somewhere In Time. Just saying. Metal be thy name. – Stone

Martin “The Bishop” Birch produced, engineered and mixed No Prayer For The Dying. This album was released via Epic. The iconic artist Derek Riggs created the incredible album cover.

IRON MAIDEN: Bruce Dickinson (vocals), Dave Murray (guitar), Janick Gers (guitar), Steve Harris (bass) and Nicko McBrain on drums.

LONG LIVE IRON MAIDEN.

STONE.

DIAMOND HEAD – New Wave Of British Heavy Metal Icons Sign Record Deal With Silver Lining Music; Upcoming Album “The Coffin Train” Set For Release May 24th

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on February 27, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

NWOBHM pioneers DIAMOND HEAD are thrilled to announce they have signed a worldwide record deal with international label Silver Lining Music.

Comments the band, “We’re delighted to be bringing the DIAMOND HEAD lightning to our new family at Silver Lining Music and honored to be standing alongside a stable of established international talent, which includes such legends as Saxon, Europe, and Motörhead. This is the start of an exciting journey and we can’t wait to share it with you all.”

Adds Silver Lining Music,”We are beyond psyched to announce that we have struck legendary heavy metal gold by signing DIAMOND HEAD to the Silver Lining Music roster. The blend of Brian Tatler’s legendary chops with the exciting new visions of Rasmus Bom Andersen are electric indeed, and we look forward to the world discovering that for themselves with DIAMOND HEAD‘s forthcoming new album The Coffin Train, out on May 24th, 2019. We are proud to offer you the chance to catch a ride on this train, so be sure to buy a ticket and get on board fast!”

Formed in 1976 under the riff-rolling leadership of guitarist Brian Tatler, DIAMOND HEAD would quickly establish themselves as a vanguard of the exploding New Wave Of British Heavy Metal scene. With their genre-defining debut album Lightning To The Nations, DIAMOND HEAD has influenced and opened gates for many metal bands.

DIAMOND HEAD will be touring Europe for most of 2019 and are confirmed on the lineup of two very special UK shows with NWOBHM giants, Saxon, which will take place on October 19th at the iconic Hammersmith in London and October 20th at the O2 Apollo in Manchester.

DIAMOND HEAD – LIVE:

9/21/2019 Hellfest – Clisson, FR

7/25-28/2019 Camp Bestival – East Lulworth, UK

7/25-27/2019 Rock & Blues Festival – Cambridge, UK

8/24/2019 Stonedeaf Festival – Newark, UK

10/19/2019 Hammersmith Apollo – London, UK w/ Saxon

10/20/2019 O2 Apollo – Manchester, UK w/ Saxon

11/07-10/2019 Hard Rock Hell Festival – Great Yarmouth, UK

11/29/2019 Winter Storm – Troon, UK

DIAMOND HEAD:

Brian Tatler – lead/rhythm guitars

Rasmus Bom Andersen – vocals

Karl Wilcox – drums

Andy “Abbz” Abberley – rhythm/lead guitars

Dean Ashton – bass, backing vocals

BAND INFO:

http://www.diamondheadofficial.com

http://www.facebook.com/DiamondHeadOfficial

Source: Earsplit PR

LONG LIVE DIAMOND HEAD.

STONE.

IRON MAIDEN – Legacy Of The Beast Tour 2019 Dates Announced!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on November 16, 2018 by Metal Odyssey


July 2019
18 – Sunrise, FL, USA – BB&T Center
20 – Atlanta, GA, USA – Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood

22 – Charlotte, NC, USA – PNC Music Pavilion
24 – Washington DC, USA – Jiffy Lube Live
26 – Brooklyn, NY, USA – Barclays Center
30 – Philadelphia, PA, USA – Wells Fargo Center

August 2019
01 -Boston, MA, USA – Xfinity Center
03 – Hartford, CT, USA – Xfinity Theatre
05 – Montreal, QC, CANADA – Bell Centre
07 – Quebec, QC, CANADA – Videotron Centre
09 – Toronto, ON, CANADA – Budweiser Stage
10 – Toronto, ON, CANADA – Budweiser Stage
13 – Buffalo, NY, USA – KeyBank Center
15 – Cincinnati, OH, USA – Riverbend Music Center
17 – Pittsburgh, PA, USA – PPG Paints Arena
19 – Nashville, TN, USA – Bridgestone Arena
22 – Chicago, IL, USA – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
24 – Indianapolis, IN, USA – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center

26 – St Paul, MN, USA – Xcel Energy Center
28 – Winnipeg, MB, CANADA – Bell MTS Place
30 – Edmonton, AB, CANADA – Rogers Place
31 – Calgary, AB, CANADA – Scotiabank Saddledome

September 2019

03 – Vancouver, BC, CANADA – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena

05 – Tacoma, WA, USA – Tacoma Dome
06 – Portland, OR, USA – Moda Center
09 – Sacramento, CA, USA – Golden 1 Center
10 – Oakland, CA, USA – Oracle Arena
13 – Las Vegas, NV, USA – MGM Grand Garden Arena
14 – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Banc of California Stadium
17 – Phoenix, AZ, USA – Talking Stick Resort Arena
19 – Albuquerque, NM, USA – Isleta Amphitheater
21 – Dallas, TX, USA – Dos Equis Pavilion
22 – Houston, TX, USA – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

25 – San Antonio, TX, USA – AT&T Center
29 – Mexico City, MEXICO – Sports Palace

October 2019
04 – Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL – Rock In Rio
12 – Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA – Velez Sarsfield Stadium
15 – Santiago, CHILE – Estadio Nacional

No further countries will be added to above touring schedule.

On-sale from Nov 16th
Pre-sale from Nov 12th

Support on the 2019 tour comes from The Raven Age

Additionally, Fozzy will be Guests for the Banc of California Stadium show in LA

Play the game that inspired the tour – http://irnmdn.co/game

Source: Iron Maiden

LONG LIVE IRON MAIDEN.

STONE.

IRON MAIDEN – Remastered Studio Album Discography In Digipak Begins Release On November 16th!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on October 13, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

Source: https://ironmaiden.com/the-band

MAIDEN’S ACCLAIMED REMASTERS GET THE CD DIGIPAK TREATMENT

Parlophone Records (BMG in the US) will continue their reissues series of the IRON MAIDEN catalogue with The Studio Collection – Remastered, covering the band’s sixteen-strong studio albums across their career to date.

Following on from 2014/2017’s black vinyl releases and 2015’s Mastered for iTunes project, The Studio Collection – Remastered will be released on the Digipak CD format, with the track listing matching the original UK releases. The recordings are taken from the same remasters as the 2015 hi-res digital releases. The albums will be released chronologically in batches of four, across a nine month period superseding the previously available studio catalogue and all titles will also be made available on streaming platforms. As a bonus for collectors, one CD from each batch of releases will also be optionally available in a specially artworked box featuring a 1:24 scale figurine and exclusive patch. In the November 16th batch, this will be The Number Of The Beast.

Maiden founder member and bassist Steve Harris says, “We’ve wanted to revisit these for a long time and I was delighted with the remastering we did in 2015. I thought it was the best that our albums have ever sounded and it was only right that we made them available on CD now too.”

All four albums in this first batch are available for pre-order now!

1st batch: November 16th

Iron Maiden / Killers / The Number Of The Beast (option of standard or collectors box set edition including TNOTB Eddie figurine and patch) / Piece Of Mind

2nd batch: Feb 2019

Powerslave / Somewhere In Time (standard/collectors) / Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son / No Prayer For The Dying

3rd batch April 2019

Fear Of The Dark (standard/collectors) / The X Factor / Virtual XI / Brave New World

4th batch June 2019

Dance Of Death / A Matter Of Life And Death (standard/collectors) / The Final Frontier / The Book Of Souls*

*not remastered but appearing in Digipak for the first time

IRON MAIDEN recently completed the first leg of their Legacy Of The Beast tour, playing sold-out stadium, arena and headline festival shows across Europe to over 750,000 fans. The tour, which was hailed by fans and media alike as the must-see show of the summer, will continue into 2019 with a headline show at Brazil’s Rock In Rio festival recently announced and more dates to follow.

LONG LIVE IRON MAIDEN.

STONE.

On This Day In IRON MAIDEN History – October 11th…

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on October 11, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

On October 11th, 1982IRON MAIDEN performed at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena in Binghamton, New York, USA. This was during The Beast On The Road Tour.

On October 11th, 1986IRON MAIDEN performed at The Apollo Theatre in Manchester, UK. This was the Somewhere On Tour; in support of the Somewhere In Time album.

On October 11th, 1990IRON MAIDEN played at the Assembly Rooms in Derby, UK. This was a stop on the No Prayer On The Road Tour, in support of their studio album: No Prayer For The Dying.

Source for all above info: https://ironmaiden.com/

LONG LIVE IRON MAIDEN.

STONE.

SATAN – Signs With Metal Blade Records

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

photo by Stefan Rosic

From Metal Blade Records:

Metal Blade Records is proud to announce the signing of long-time running NWOBHM legends Satan (Band) to its roster.

The heavy metal quintet has signed a multiple album deal with Metal Blade and has just finished recordings for their tentative new album to be released during the second half of 2018!

Comments Satan: “Metal Blade is part of Satan’s past and we are super excited for it to be part of our future. It seems so fitting, it’s hard to imagine another label that could give us a better platform for our music today.”

While standard bearers of the NWOBHM movement and responsible for ’83’s seminal Court In the Act and ’87’s Suspended Sentence, with their tentative new album Satan make it abundantly clear that in 2018 they are not interested in simply capitalizing on past glories. Comprised of 10 tracks of searing metal, it is blatantly and profoundly the work of the Newcastle upon Tyne natives at their very best, infusing their signature sound with a more raw, wild and spontaneous vibe than they showcased on 2015’s mighty Atom By Atom, in the process displaying more passion and energy than slews of bands half their age.

Having reunited in 2012 and returned to touring duty, Satan – comprised of six-stringers Russ Tippins and Steve Ramsey, bassist Graeme English, drummer Sean Taylor and vocalist Brian Ross – once more proved their collective mettle with 2013’s Life Sentence and follow-up Atom By Atom; both records critically acclaimed and maintaining the high standards of their earlier releases. With such a powerful collection in their hands the band were unsurprisingly eager to take it on the road, and they once again had successful tours and festival runs in Europe, North America and South America, culminating with a slot opening for Pentagram in Helsinki, which Tippins counts as a true honor.

Satan will unleash their latest batch of classical Heavy Metal songs in the second half of 2018. Be prepared for one of the best Metal albums of the year and stay tuned for more information about it!

Satan online:
http://www.satanmusic.com/
https://www.facebook.com/officialsatanpage
https://twitter.com/SatanUK

LONG LIVE METAL.

STONE.

REVOLVER RELEASES FEBRUARY/MARCH 2018 ISSUE FEATURING JUDAS PRIEST’S ROB HALFORD

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, magazines, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , , on February 21, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

Rob Halford - Revolver Cover Feature - Feb - March - 2018 - #333MO745ILMG

COVER STORY ACCOMPANIED BY JUDAS PRIEST X REVOLVER CAPSULE STREETWEAR COLLECTION

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Feb. 21, 2018, NEW YORK – Revolver’s February/March 2018 issue arrives on newsstands today, featuring one of hard rock’s most iconic front men, Judas Priest’s Rob Halford (https://www.revolvermag.com/music/rob-halford-judas-priests-new-album-legacy-metal-leather-pushing-boundaries).

“I remember sitting with Glenn and Richie and talking about what we wanted this record to have in it,” says Halford to Revolver writer Steve Appleford. “And we wanted to make the heaviest, most classic-feeling record that we could possibly do for 2018, representing Priest as a band that’s been around for four decades, but at the same time, bring something fresh.”

The cover story is accompanied by the release of an extremely limited-edition Revolver x Judas Priest streetwear collection. The collection, which features a hoodie and long sleeve tee, is available exclusively via revolvermag.com (https://shop.revolvermag.com/collections/judas-priest-x-revolver-collaboration).

The new issue also features interviews with Maryland hardcore act Turnstile, The Great Frog jewelry maker Imogen Lehtonen, NASA navigator Paul F. Thompson and how his early years listening to metal shaped his future, Swedish goth rockers Tribulation, a look back at Pantera’s 1991 visit to Moscow for Monsters of Rock, and an interview with shredder/berserker Zakk Wylde.

New video content available via Revolvermag.com:

* Rob Halford, Lyric Dissector – Rob Halford walks us through a line-by-line examination of “Lightning Strike,” the debut single from Judas Priest’s forthcoming record, Firepower. The iconic vocalist unpacks the metaphors that he employs to tell a story of resisting divisive, fear-based manipulation at the hands of authority figures, reveals his deep connection to these issues and explains his view of Priest’s community of “metal maniacs” as a unifying force that can help people overcome personal difficulties.

https://www.revolvermag.com/rob-halford-on-judas-priest-lightning-strike-lyrics

*Chris Gregson (Blood Wizard), Ride The Lightning – Chris Gregson discusses his passion for metal and skateboarding, and hits some of his favorite skate spots for a day of shredding with a few of his rowdiest Blood Wizard crew mates.

https://www.revolvermag.com/premium-video/culture/see-chris-gregson-and-blood-wizard-crew-skate-hard-raise-hell-stoner-riffs

*Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach interviews Baroness’ John Baizley, Flex Your Head – Killswitch Engage front man Jesse Leach interviews Baroness’ John Baizley in a discussion about overcoming tragedy, Baizley’s passion for visual art as well as music, and how Baroness evolves “outwards like from a radial point, rather than forward.”

https://www.revolvermag.com/premium-video/music/see-killswitch-engage-baroness-singers-talk-art-bus-accident-moving-forward

About Revolver:
Revolver is North America’s leading hard rock and metal media brand. Founded 17 years ago, in both print and digital, it has provided its readers with unmatched access to the biggest bands in heavy music as well as the scene’s most important up-and-comers. Artists from Black Sabbath and Nine Inch Nails to Tool and Slipknot have appeared on its cover, and Revolver was an early champion of bands including Avenged Sevenfold, Lamb of God, Mastodon, Gojira, Volbeat and Code Orange. In 2009, the outlet ushered in the concept of a magazine-driven awards show in North America with the Revolver music awards, which, over the ensuing years, hosted performances and appearances by Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Ozzy Osbourne, Slayer, Marilyn Manson, Johnny Depp, Dave Grohl, Nicolas Cage, Jack Black, Dillinger Escape Plan and many more. The show aired on VH1 Classic, AXS TV and Xbox Live, and live-streamed on Facebook and Amazon.

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LONG LIVE JUDAS PRIEST.

STONE.

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