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FIREWIND – Sign With AFM Records For North American Release Of New Album “Immortals”; Details Revealed!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on November 24, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Greek melodic Power Metal masters FIREWIND, the group led by guitar-wizard and Ozzy Osbourne band member Gus G., are proud to announce the release of their upcoming 8th studio album, “Immortals”, which will be released on January 20th, 2017 via AFM Records in North America (Century Media Records in Europe).

Gus G. checked in to comment about “Immortals” and its artwork (which can be seen above) as follows: “Today we’re very happy to reveal the cover artwork for our 8th studio album. It’s titled “Immortals” and it’s the first concept album FIREWIND has ever made. Since we’re from Greece, we thought it would be a cool idea to make a concept of Greek history and heritage. So, on this album we focused on the legendary battles of Thermopylae and Salamis during the 2nd Persian invasion of Greece in 480 BC. The artwork was once again created by our longtime collaborator, Gustavo Sazes and we feel it reflects the vibe we tried to capture on this album – Epic, Powerful, Glorious, Everlasting.”

“Immortals” marks the first time FIREWIND used an outside co-producer, working with Dennis Ward (Unisonic, Pink Cream 69), who not only engineered, mixed and mastered the album, he also co-wrote it together with Gus G. The album’s track listing reads as follows:

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FIREWIND – “Immortals”:

1. Hands Of Time
2. We Defy
3. Ode To Leonidas
4. Back On The Throne
5. Live And Die By The Sword
6. Wars Of Ages
7. Lady Of 1000 Sorrows
8. Immortals
9. Warriors And Saints
10. Rise From The Ashes
11. Vision Of Tomorrow (bonus track on Digipak)

A first album’s online single is set to debut on November 25th, but in the meantime you can already check out a few sample riffs in a play-through clip that Gus G. recorded in co-operation with Toontrack’s EZmix 2 and the Metal Guitar Gods 4 EZmix Pack expansion here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5E7SFBKYVcU

Gus G. and Toontrack have also launched a regular “Metal Month Masterclass” series of video lessons, of which the first two episodes can be seen here:
1. Arpeggios: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dv4jKjnb5zM
2. Phrasing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3rJScx9nAk
3. Alternate Picking: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAhtDn9Nco8
More to follow soon…

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FIREWIND Line-Up:
Henning Basse – Vocals
Gus G. – Guitar
Petros Christo – Bass
Bob Katsionis – Keyboards
Jo Nunez – Drums

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Source:

AFM Records - logo - white background - 2015 - #MOGNALS

https://www.afm-records.de/en/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE FIREWIND.

LONG LIVE AFM RECORDS.

Stone.

HAMMER KING – Makes Official Video Offering To Heavy Metal Gods

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on October 11, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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German Power Metal Quartet HAMMER KING have released an official video for the title track from forthcoming album King is Rising. The video was shot at  the PFAFF-Areal-Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH in Kaiserslautern by JWKM (Jürgen Walzer Kreative Medien). Go forth and get your Heavy Metal groove on at the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUI2L5KGYl4&feature=youtu.be

Cruz Del Sur Music will release HAMMER KING‘s sophomore album King is Rising on November 11.

Recorded at Powerwolf‘s Studio Greywolf, King is Rising is once again packed with the truest Heavy Metal in this and all possible other worlds. It is Heavy Metal in the tradition of IRON MAIDEN and JUDAS PRIEST, crossed with the German Power Metal of HAMMER KING‘s peers.

King is Rising contains 12 Metal anthems literally made for live performances with a nod towards faster paced songs compared to debut album Kingdom Of The Hammer King.

Thematically, the second chapter of HAMMER KING‘s saga pertains to war and revolt, while the King’s battle stories drastically bespeak today’s global crises.  For the album’s artwork the band decided to again partner with brilliant German artist Timo Würz, and the result speaks for itself. Timo is the kind of artist who guarantees quality in every aspect of his job!

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King Is Rising will be available on Compact Disc (with one bonus track), Vinyl and Digital formats. The album’s release party will be held on November 12 at Cruz Del Sur Music own’s Burn This Town Festival in Rome. Also appearing will be Sacred Steel, Rosae Crucis, Battle Ram andGraal.

HAMMER KING consists of former ROSS THE BOSS vocalist Titan Fox, former SALTATIO MORTIS’ drummer Dolph A. Macallan rounded out by K.K. Basement on bass and Gino Wilde on guitars.

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Source: ClawHammer PR

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* For more info:

www.hammer-king.com

www.facebook.com/thehammerking

www.cruzdelsurmusic.com

http://cruzdelsurmusic.bandcamp.com/

www.facebook.com/cruzdelsurmusic

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE HAMMER KING.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

Ukrainian Power Metallers DEFIANT To Release “Time Isn’t Healing” In November

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on October 3, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Ukrainian Power Metal quintet DEFIANT will release sophomore full-length album Time Isn’t Healing November 25. The album’s title track is streaming at this location or below:

Since its formation in 2008, DEFIANT‘s mission has been to enthrall fans with a brand of power metal that is as muscular as it is melodic. DEFIANT went on to release no less than three EPs and 2012’s full-length debut Masquerade, collectively laying the groundwork for what can only be called its magnum opus: Time Isn’t Healing. The crunching riffs and soaring leads of guitarist Andrey Turkovsky blend seamlessly with the epic, often breathtaking keyboard work of Victoria Terzieva, while Stanislav Proshkin‘s gritty yet tuneful vocals offer a captivating stamp of distinction. The clanging bass lines of Oleg Yakovlev and airtight drumming of Eugeniy Smolin form a robust rhythmic foundation.

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It’s the quality and consistency of the songwriting that is perhaps most impressive about the new album. Whether the up-tempo Power Metal pummel of “Milestones of Time” or the mid-tempo elegance of “According to the Acts,” Time Isn’t Healing sinks the hooks in deep and keeps the listener in a state of rapt attention from beginning to end.

Fans of HELLOWEEN, RAGE and similar icons of the genre are strongly encouraged to give this one a spin.

Album teaser video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rK-ZPgHNloI

Album artwork by Mayhem Design.

Track Listing:

1. Strom (Intro)
2. Milestones in Time
3. The Jericho
4. Funeral Feast
5. Time Isn’t Healing
6. According to the Acts
7. The Dream
8. Don’t Trust the Words
9. The Truth and the Lie
10. The Grief
11. Soul is Burning
12. The Eagle

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Source: ClawHammer PR

* For more DEFIANT info:

http://defiant-band.com/

https://twitter.com/defiant_band

https://www.facebook.com/DefiantBand/

Defiant YouTube

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE DEFIANT.

LONG LIVE POWER METAL.

Stone.

HAMMERFALL “Built To Last” – New Studio Album Releases Worldwide On November 4th!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on August 21, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Sweden’s legendary Heavy Metal band HAMMERFALL will be releasing their new studio album, Built To Last, on November 4th, 2016, worldwide! Metal Be Thy Name!

Built To Last – Track List:

1. Bring It!
2. Hammer High
3. The Sacred Vow
4. Dethrone And Defy
5. Twilight Princess
6. Stormbreaker
7. Built To Last
8. The Star Of Home
9. New Breed
10. Second To None

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HAMMERFALL:

Joacim Cans – Lead Vocals
Oscar Dronjak – Lead & Rhythm Guitars
Pontus Norgren – Lead & Rhythm Guitars
Fredrik Larsson – Bass Guitar

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For more HAMMERFALL:

http://www.hammerfall.net

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE HAMMERFALL.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

BRAINSTORM “Memorial Roots Re-Rooted” – Releases On September 16th, via AFM Records!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on August 20, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Friends, you didn’t see this coming, but be assured: it sounds killer!

In the past few months, German power metallers BRAINSTORM have extensively “reworked” their 2009 album “Memorial Roots”. The band’s longtime engineer Achim Köhler was hired to do a complete “remix” of the album and for the first time ever now all tracks of the “Memorial Roots” sessions (besides the regular album songs there were different bonus tracks on the Digipak, Vinyl and Japanese pressing back then) are featured on this brand new release. “Memorial Roots (Re-Rooted)” comes as Digipak, out September 16th.

Pre-order here:

http://shop.afm-records.de/en/brainstorm-memorial-roots-re-rooted-en.html

The band states:

“Seven years after the original release of “Memorial Roots”, we are incredibly proud to finally heed the call of our fans and give one of our most important albums a total “makeover”. This album holds many memories, we love these songs and are confident that the “polishing” (completely new mix) makes this new edition of “Memorial Roots” a great experience for every BRAINSTORM fan.

Many “Memorial Roots” songs are part of our Live set list ever since. Over the years we received a lot of fan feedback regarding this release especially. Many of you told us that you like the songs but overall wish the album to sound more powerful and aggressive.

For all BRAINSTORM members, being close to our fans is an integral part of what the band is about since day one. And so we are more than happy to give you what you asked for: in collaboration with our longtime-engineer Achim Köhler and our label AFM Records we took on this exciting project – to make the album sound like it deserves! “Memorial Roots” was a very important time for us; not only because it was the first release for the current line-up. We’ve toured Mexico for the first time back then, as well as many festivals in Europe and the US.

We love what we do and we do what we love. That’s why we are so proud today to give you “Memorial Roots (Re-Rooted”).

This one’s for YOU… (and your neighbors)… SO PLAY IT LOUD!

Andy & Todde”

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Source:

AFM Records - logo - white background - 2015 - #MOGNALS

https://www.afm-records.de/de/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE BRAINSTORM.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

SERIOUS BLACK “As Long As I’m Alive” Official Lyric Video Is: Metal Odyssey’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on August 5, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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SERIOUS BLACK – It appears and sounds LOUD and clear that SERIOUS BLACK are back with a METAL vengeance! Take a listen below to their new lyric video for the track As Long As I’m Alive and get your adrenaline to rage on high! Whoa!

This is one hell-of-a-great song, in my METAL world! This is Power and Melodic Metal colliding, my METAL brethren and I’m on board this METAL attack from SERIOUS BLACK! METAL Be Thy Name! – Stone

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SERIOUS BLACK will be releasing their sophomore studio album, Mirror World, via AFM Records on September 9th, 2016. Dig it!

Pre-order here: http://shop.afm-records.de/en/serious-black-en

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For more SERIOUS BLACK info:

Serious Black – Official

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http://www.afm-records.de

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SERIOUS BLACK.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

IRON MASK – To Release New Album “Diabolica” On September 23rd!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on July 17, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Belgian Melodic Power Metal band IRON MASK is right now putting finishing touches on their brand new album, titled “Diabolica”, which is scheduled for a September 23rd release, via AFM Records.

The following is from the IRON MASK Facebook and written by Dushan Petrossi – guitarist, lyricist, songwriter and writer of orchestral arrangements for IRON MASK:

I am happy and eager to present to you: “Diabolica ‘s line -up”.
 The sixth Iron Mask album, where I, as always, gave it my all to create something that pleases the fans, that I am proud to call my art. 
It is with great honour that I present to you the band!

First of all, 
On bass, the deep sound with a precise hand, Vassili Moltchanov.
 On drums, Heartbeat of the band, the great stick-spinning Master of Groove, Ramy Ali.
 On guitars, orchestration and all music composing and lyrics, yours truly…

Last but not least, for vocals I have worked together with Diego Valdez from Argentina (Electronomicon, Helker). 
After a long search and life twisting events, the band and I decided that only him could give these new songs justice, a new era and a bright future has just began.
 His passion and sound give an extra dimension to the soul of every single song.
 Working with him is a real joy on a high professional and artistic level.
 His voice is in perfect harmony with my music, just as his personality is with mine.

We all hope you enjoy every note on this album.
Keep on rocking, because we do it all for you!

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Source:

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http://www.afm-records.de

Iron Mask – Facebook

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE IRON MASK.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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