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Power Metal Icons IRON FIRE Announce May 4th Release of ‘Dawn of Creation: Twentieth Anniversary’ on Crime Records

Posted in Hard Rock, Metal with tags , , , , , on April 2, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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Power Metal Icons IRON FIRE have announced the May 4 release of double-CD Dawn of Creation: Twentieth Anniversary on Crime Records. The album, which includes a special collection of demos, live tracks, covers, and three new songs, will be available on double-CD Digipack CD and digital formats. The label released the following statement concerning the forthcoming historical Metal document:

“So now it’s been twenty years since five young guys from the Danish country side decided that power metal should be the first step on their quest to glory. The name Iron Fire came up and carved in stone that these Danes meant to be real, and despite their young age, forge catchy power metal rooted in the classics of Helloween and Running Wild. As the journey continued, ups and downs turned and reformed the band into the trio of today. And now that trio is looking back, and in their wish to celebrate 20 years of power metal, a selection of demo songs has found its way to a double album. Along with three brand new songs Iron Fire provides old songs in the original pre-album versions as well as previously unreleased material. This is the raw and pure, from the heart of Iron Fire. Enjoy!”

Track List:
Disc 1
1. Dawn of Creation
2. Redux (Coming Home)
3.The Other Side
4.A Token of My Hatred (Cover)
5.King at Any Cost (Demo)
6. This Kids (Cover)
7. Kill for Metal (Live)
8. Slaughter of Souls (Live)
9.Final Odyssey (Live)
10. Among the Dead (Demo)
11. Tornado of Sickness (Demo)
12. Still Alive (Demo)
13. My Awakening (Demo)
14. Enter Oblivion (Demo)


Disc 2
1. Thunderstorm (Demo)
2. Glory to the King (Demo)
3. Defender of the Ring (Demo)
4. Prophecy of Pain (Demo)
5. Flames of Revenge (Demo)
6. Millennium Warriors (Demo)
7. Black Heart (Demo)
8. Vengeance from Hell (Demo)
9. Days of Tragedy (Demo)
10.Fire God (Demo)
11. From the North (Demo)
12. Hall of Heroes (Demo)
13. Brothers United (Demo)
14. Jerusalem (Demo)

Pre-order Bonus CD Track Listing:

1. Intro – Blade of Triumph

2. Bridges Will Burn

3. Prince of Agony

4. Steel Invaders

5. Thunderstorm

6. Outro – Odins Call

Pre-orders for Dawn of Creation: Twentieth Anniversary will be available April 6, along with the release of a lyric video and digital single. Those pre-ordering the album will be rewarded with an official bootleg live recording of IRON FIRE‘s 2007 Stuttgart show. Digital Download will be available for pre-order at iTunes on the same day.

Source:

www.facebook.com/ironfiredk

crimerecords.no/artists/iron-fire

www.facebook.com/crimerecordsno/

LONG LIVE IRON FIRE.

LONG LIVE POWER METAL.

STONE.

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DRAGONFORCE – To Kick Off North American Summer Tour This Friday

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on July 5, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

Long-running Metal goliaths DRAGONFORCE will kick off a near-month-long North American tour this Friday with support provided by Once Human. Slated to commence July 7th in San Francisco, California and run through July 29th in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, the tour includes a stop at Chicago Open Air in Chicago, Illinois which features Ozzy Osbourne, Slayer, Amon Amarth, Megadeth, and Clutch, among many others, as well as Rise Above Festival in Bangor, Maine with Korn, Stone Sour, Seether, Crobot, and more. See all confirmed dates below.

DRAGONFORCE w/ Once Human:

7/07/2017 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
7/08/2017 The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA
7/09/2017 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
7/11/2017 The Rock Box – San Antonio, TX
7/12/2017 Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill – Dallas, TX
7/14/2017 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
7/15/2017 Chicago Open Air @ Toyota Park – Chicago, IL*
7/17/2017 El Club – Detroit, MI
7/18/2017 Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington DC
7/20/2017 Highline Ballroom – New York, NY
7/21/2017 Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
7/22/2017 Rise Above Fest @ Darling’s Waterfront Pav. – Bangor, ME*
7/23/2017 Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC
7/24/2017 Opera House – Toronto, ON
7/26/2017 The Masquerade – Heaven – Atlanta, GA
7/27/2017 The Beacham Theatre – Orlando, FL
7/28/2017 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
7/29/2017 Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
* No Once Human

DRAGONFORCE will be touring in support their Reaching Into Infinity full-length recently released in the US via Metal Blade Records. The chart-topping offering earned the #5 spot on the Billboard Hard Music Albums chart, #12 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart, #16 on the Billboard Rock Albums chart, #48 on the Billboard Digital Albums chart, #58 on the Billboard Top 200 Current Albums chart, and #70 Billboard Top 200 chart!

For their seventh studio album, DRAGONFORCE has opened up their sound like never before, capturing the fierce, forlorn and fun with both menace and melody. I think we have proven that playing fast was something we were good at, so this time I wanted to bring even more diversity into our music,” comments bassist Frederic Leclercq. “It’s great to challenge ourselves instead of staying in a comfort zone, and I really wanted to experiment with [lead vocalist] Marc [Hudson]’s vocals. I think people are going to be surprised at his brutality!” The first album to feature Gee Anzalone, the Italian drummer has laid down an impressive performance to provide the perfect backbone to the DRAGONFORCE sound, which of course still boasts the band’s trademark insanely fast solos, courtesy of guitarists Herman Li and Sam Totman.

Recording the bulk of the album at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden with producer Jens Bogren, the band also laid down tracks while touring their Killer Elite best of-album, utilizing Lamerluser Studios, (London, UK), Dark Lane Studios (Witney, UK), as well as the band’s own Evil1 Studios in Charleville-Mezieres, France and Shredforce One Studios (California, US). To preview and purchase Reaching Into Infinity, visit: metalblade.com/dragonforce

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Source: Earsplit PR

* For more info:

http://www.facebook.com/dragonforce

http://www.metalblade.com

http://www.facebook.com/metalbladerecords

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LONG LIVE DRAGONFORCE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

STONE.

EDEN’S CURSE – “Eden’s Curse” (Revisited) – CD/DVD Releases On August 25th

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on June 28, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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From AFM Records:

Release: Aug. 25, 2017

On the 24th August 2007, AFM Records released the debut album by a brand new band called EDEN’S CURSE. Coming on like a cross between classic American bands Queensrÿche and Dokken, married with the European stylings of Pink Cream 69 or latter day Edguy, EDEN’S CURSE were warmly received by the global Rock & Metal press and public alike.

Fast forward to January 2016 and EDEN’S CURSE celebrate a decade together and in October of that year they released their fifth studio album ‘Cardinal’ on AFM Records. To celebrate the tenth anniversary, AFM Records and EDEN’S CURSE hatched a plan to re-record the classic debut album in its entirety. “The first album really was the foundation for all that was to follow. Ever since Nikola joined the band we have been inundated with requests to re-record some of the older material and whilst it would be great fun, it would also be the same amount of work as recording a brand new album.” says bassist Paul Logue.

Coupled with the re-recorded debut album is the ‘Live In Glasgow – Official Bootleg DVD’ which is the ‘Live With The Curse’ live album recording show in its entirety. Filmed at The Classic Grand in Glasgow on 28th November 2014, the release marks the band’s first official live DVD release, albeit in a bootleg form. “The footage is absolutely excellent” states bassist Logue. “We did not intend to film a DVD, but the audio recording company brought two cameras along to capture the show and when we saw the results we were really surprised!“ he adds.

‘Eden’s Curse – Revisited’ is the ultimate package for EDEN’S CURSE fans old and new and a fantastic introduction to the band’s music. It’s a true celebration of the record that started it all, from the guys who carry the legacy forward. Over 60 mins of music and 100 mins of film make ‘Eden’s Curse – Revisited’ a must have for all Eden’s Curse & Melodic Metal fans!

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

LONG LIVE EDEN’S CURSE.

Stone.

ORDEN OGAN – New Studio Album “Gunmen” Releases On July 7th!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on June 9, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

The “Gunmen” album consists of 10 songs, including a guest appearance by former Leaves’ Eyes/Theatre Of Tragedy vocalist Liv Kristine on the track “Come With Me To The Other Side”.

“Gunmen” was once again produced by the band’s guitarist/vocalist Seeb Levermann, who just recently had also completed mix & mastering of the upcoming Rhapsody Of Fire release “Legendary Years”.

“Gunmen” will be released on July 7th, available as CD, ltd. Digipak (incl. “Live At Wacken 2016” bonus DVD), ltd. colored Vinyl (red and silver), ltd. Picture Vinyl and ltd. “coffin” box set (incl. ltd. Digipak, a figure of the band mascot “Alister Vale” (ca. 15 cm tall) and more).

“Gunmen” – CD track listing:

01. Gunman
02. Fields Of Sorrow
03. Forlorn And Forsaken
04. Vampire In Ghost Town
05. Come With Me To The Other Side (feat. Liv Kristine)
06. The Face Of Silence
07. Ashen Rain
08. Down Here (Wanted: Dead Or Alive)
09. One Last Chance
10. Finis Coronat Opus

Digipak Bonus DVD
(“Live Wacken 2016”)
01. Orden Ogan (Intro)
02. Ravenhead
03. Here At The End Of The World
04. We Are Pirates!
05. Deaf Among The Blind
06. Sorrow Is Your Tale
07. F.E.V.E.R
08. The Things We Believe In
09. In Grief And Chains (Outro)

Source:

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

* For more info on ORDEN OGAN:

ORDEN OGAN

LONG LIVE ORDEN OGAN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

MASTERPLAN “PumpKings” – New Studio Album Of HELLOWEEN Cover Songs Releasing On July 28th!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on May 23, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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Masterplan‘s upcoming release will be a special one for band leader Roland Grapow, because it shows the man revisiting his Helloween past. “PumpKings” includes 11 songs which Roland contributed to Helloween’s rich legacy during his time in the band. These songs have been re-recorded by Masterplan’s current line-up recently. “PumpKings” will be released on July 28th as Digipak and colored (of course) ORANGE double Vinyl in gatefold sleeve.

Track Listing:

  1.  The Chance
  2.  Someone’s Crying
  3.  Mankind
  4.  Step Out Of Hell
  5.  Mr. Ego
  6.  Still We Go
  7.  Escalation 666
  8.  The Time Of The Oath
  9.  Music
  10.  The Dark Ride
  11.  Take Me Home

http://shop.afm-records.de/search?sSearch=pumpkings

Source:

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

LONG LIVE MASTERPLAN.

LONG LIVE HELLOWEEN.

Stone.

NIGHTMARE To Tour With CIVIL WAR This Spring – “Road To Victory Tour 2017”!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on January 1, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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From Loud Noise Productions:

We are proud to announce, in cooperation with Napalm Events, that NIGHTMARE and Civil War (the band) join forces on the ROAD TO VICTORY TOUR 2017

Both bands have released a brand new album in November and are now ready to hit the road, the road to victory.

Presented by: Rock Hard, Lords Of Metal, Metallian, Rock Tribune, metal.de, HARD FORCE and Radio Metal.

28-4 NL Leiden Gebr. De Nobel
29-4 NL Eindhoven Effenaar
30-4 BE Kortrijk De Kreun
1-5 FR Metz Guelard Plus
2-5 CH Zurich Z7
3-5 IT Brescia Circolo Colony
4-5 AT Munich Backstage
5-5 DE Nürnberg Der Cult
6-5 DE Weinheim Cafe Zentral
7-5 DE Hamburg Bahnhof Pauli

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE NIGHTMARE.

LONG LIVE CIVIL WAR.

Stone.

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:

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

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE FIREWIND.

LONG LIVE AFM RECORDS.

Stone.

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