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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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http://www.afm-records.de

Iron Mask – Facebook

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LONG LIVE IRON MASK.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

Power Metal Vets IRON FIRE Releasing “Among the Dead” In September

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on July 16, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Veteran Danish Power Metallers IRON FIRE will release their 8th full-length album Among the Dead September 26 on Crime Records. The album will be available on CD, cassette, and vinyl LP formats. Check out the Among the Dead Preview Video below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FRkL4CvebY

Want to Headbang like it’s 1999? Then Among the Dead should be your obvious choice. The new offering from IRON FIRE is as old school as it gets 16 years into the millennium.  The 90’s spawned a lot of Power Metal classics and Among the Dead is made in the spirit of those. Albums like Black in Mind (Rage), The Dark Saga (Iced Earth) and Better Than Raw (Helloween) were all blueprints for the making of Among the Dead.

Recorded in Death Island Studio with engineer Marco Angioni and Mixed in Poland’s Hertz Studios, heaviness is guaranteed, along with melodic hooks, blistering guitars and pounding Power Metal drumming. This is no-bullshit Metal from the heart, made by Denmarks finest Power Metal band!

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IRON FIRE – Bio

Denmark’s best-selling Power Metal band Iron Fire is still alive and kicking. Sixteen years ago when a new millennium was entered, the Thunderstorm album struck the world, and is today considered a Danish Power Metal cult classic. Seven albums later the band still breathes as vibrantly as ever, and although there’s been various line-up changes, founding member Martin Steene and his sidekick Kirk Backarach pushed the boundaries of the band. In addition to Steene and Kirk, another founding member joined the battlefield, as original drummer Gunnar Olsen rejoined the band in 2015 after 15 years of absence.

Iron Fire is therefore now a three-piece band that still clings to melodic old school Power Metal as it was meant to be played. The music however has not remained still, instead evolving over time: From the dark epic Voyage of the Damned and the Rock n Roll influenced March of the Immortals, to classic power hymns like Wings of Rage. But first and foremost Iron Fire takes Power Metal very literally, as the common denominator in the music is and has always been, power… with a capital P!

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Track Listing:

1) Intro (The Lost City) [CD/Cassette]
2) Among the Dead
3) Hammer of the Gods
4) Tornado of Sickness
5) Higher Ground
6) Iron Eagle
7) Made to Suffer
8) The Last Survivor
9) No Sign of Life
10) Ghost from the Past
11) When the Lights go out
12) For whom the Bell Tolls (Metallica cover) [CD/Cassette]

www.ironfire.dk

twitter.com/Ironfiretwit

www.facebook.com/ironfiredk

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www.crimerecords.no

www.facebook.com/crimerecordsno

http://shop.crimerecords.no

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ClawHammer PR

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LONG LIVE IRON FIRE.

LONG LIVE POWER METAL.

Stone.

SECRET SPHERE -Signs With Frontiers Music SRL; Live Album To Be Released

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on July 8, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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From Frontiers Music Srl:

Secret Sphere is another awesome metal band that we’ve recently brought into the Frontiers family. If you consider yourself a fan of the symphonic and power metal genres and have not heard their EXCELLENT 2012 album, PORTRAIT OF A DYING HEART, then we suggest you remedy that immediately by checking it out on Spotify!

The band’s first release with Frontiers, a live album, will be out later this year and the band will also be playing the first ever Frontiers Metal Festival on October 30, 2016 at LIVE MUSIC CLUB in Milan, Italy along with Primal Fear, Labyrinth (another new signing), DGM, TRICK OR TREAT, Vanden Plas, and Lords Of Black!!!

Check www.frontiersmetalfestival.com for more info.

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Source:

Frontiers Music srl - promo record label logo - 2015 - #33MNSMOSCT

http://www.frontiers.it

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LONG LIVE SECRET SPHERE.

LONG LIVE FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

VICTORIUS – German Power Metal Band Signs With Massacre Records; New Studio Album Releasing In Early 2017

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , , on July 8, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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The passion for Power Metal is what unites Victorius, who are currently working on a new album that’s expected to be released in early 2017 via MASSACRE RECORDS!

Strong melodies, tough rhythms, catchy riffs and precise vocals characterize the sound of the German quintet.

They already toured with bands like Freedom Call Official or Van Canto through Europe, and have also played at festivals like the Rockharz Open Air, among others.

They’ll hit the European roads again in January/February 2017 along w/ Official GRAVE DIGGER Fan Site and their label mates Mystic Prophecy!

Welcome to the MASSACRE RECORDS family, guys!

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Line-Up:

David Baßin – Vocals

Dirk Scharsich – Guitar

Florian Zack – Guitar


Andreas Dockhorn – Bass

Frank Koppe – Drums

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http://www.victoriusmetal.net

http://www.facebook.com/victoriusmetal

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LONG LIVE VICTORIUS.

LONG LIVE MASSACRE RECORDS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

CRYSTAL BALL – New Studio Album “Deja-Voodoo” Releases On September 2nd, Via Massacre Records!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , , on July 7, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Crystal Ball present the artwork of the upcoming album “Déjà-Voodoo”, created by Thomas Ewerhard!

“The artwork is the perfect symbiosis between the terms déjà-vu and voodoo: Déjà-Voodoo! Our main character, a voodoo doll names Louis, is standing in the water, which mirrors him. The water is symbolic for the subconsciousness here. Louis also wears the CRYSTAL BALL ‘LifeRider’ amulet around his neck, as a personal item. Why LOUIS? Well, keep your guesses coming!”

The album will be released on September 2, 2016 via MASSACRE RECORDS.

Massacre Records - M Logo - 2014

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LONG LIVE CRYSTAL BALL.

LONG LIVE MASSACRE RECORDS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

IRON SAVIOR – New Studio Album “Titancraft” Releases On May 20th, via AFM Records!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on March 17, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported by AFM Records:

Iron Savior TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM TITANCRAFT IN MAY!

German Power Metal force IRON SAVIOR has completed work on their upcoming new album, titled “Titancraft”, which will be released on May 20th!
 It will be available as CD, Digipak, ltd. clear Vinyl & ltd. box set.
 Cover artwork by Felipe Machado Franco.

Track List:
1. Under Siege (Intro)
2. Titancraft
3. Way Of The Blade
4. Seize The Day
5. Gunsmoke
6. Beyond The Horizon
7. The Sun Won’t Rise In Hell
8. Strike Down The Tyranny
9. Brother In Arms
10. R&R Addiction (Ltd. Bonus)
11. I Surrender
12. Rebellious
13. Protector 2016 (Ltd. Bonus)

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Source:

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

http://www.afm-records.de

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LONG LIVE IRON SAVIOR.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

BRAINSTORM “Scary Creatures” – A Metal Odyssey Album Review

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on February 23, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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5 OUT OF 5 METAL FISTS!

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BRAINSTORM – Germany’s unwavering Power Metal band BRAINSTORM have released their eleventh studio album, this past January, via the mighty AFM Records. This new album’s title is Scary Creatures and the front cover artwork is 100% Metal! Just stare at that album cover for a few seconds, whoa!

The powerful vocals of Andy B. Franck is one amazing reason to buy this album; he can hit the hight notes with the very best of them. The speedy, immensely entertaining and melodic guitar talents of Torsten Ihlenfeld and Milan Loncaric are another HUGE reason to buy Scary Creatures. Unreal. The rhythm section of Antonio Ieva on bass and Dieter Bernert on drums only enhances the maximum Power Metal bliss I’ve been enjoying from this new BRAINSTORM release. Yes, that’s maximum Power Metal bliss!

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What a gifted band BRAINSTORM is. There honestly is no filler moments on Scary Creatures, in my Metal opinion. This is a Power Metal album that has excited me from beginning to end! BRAINSTORM has taken me on a non-stop ride into Power Metal paradise! From the title track to Sky Among The Clouds, I honestly cannot believe how intense this album freaking ROCKS!! I will be playing this BRAINSTORM album forever, my Metal brethren!

If you’re a Power Metal loyalist and believe Helloween, Manowar, Doro, Iron Savior and Primal Fear are all gifts from the Metal Gods, you will no doubt become a true believer in BRAINSTORM; that is if you haven’t already. Metal be thy name. – Stone

Scary Creatures – Track List:

  1. The World To See
  2. How Much Can You Take
  3. We Are
  4. Where Angels Dream
  5. Scary Creatures
  6. Twisted Ways
  7. Caressed By The Blackness
  8. Scars In Your Eyes
  9. Take Me To The Never
  10. Sky Among The Clouds
  • Bonus track on ltd. Digipak: Lift Your Eyes To See

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For more info on BRAINSTORM:

Facebook: Brainstorm

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LONG LIVE BRAINSTORM.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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