Archive for Power Metal

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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MetalOdyssey

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.

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MetalOdyssey

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:

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http://www.afm-records.de

MetalOdyssey

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

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE BRAINSTORM.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

SINBREED – New Studio Album “Master Creator” Releases On February 26th, Via AFM Records; New Songs Streaming!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music videos, news, rock music with tags , , , , on February 19, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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SINBREED – Wiesbaden, Germany’s Power Metal ambassadors, SINBREED, will be releasing their new studio album, Master Creator, on February 26th in Europe and the USA, via AFM Records. A February 24th release date is slated for Japan.

Listen to and watch the new music video, Moonlit Night, from SINBREED, below! This song is whiz-bang and the video is creepy weird stuff! Watch out for the HUGE bug! SINBREED truly delivers on this music video! Whoa!

Read along and listen to the lyric video for SINBREED‘s grand Power Metal song Creation Of Reality, below! Whoa again!

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SINBREED:

Vocals – HERBIE LANGHANS
Guitars – FLO LAURIN
Drums – FREDERIK EHMKE
Bass – ALEXANDER SCHULZ

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SINBREED were founded in 2005.

For more info on SINBREED:

Facebook: Sinbreed

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SINBREED.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

BURNING POINT – Re-Releases Of “Empyre” And “Burned Down The Enemy” Albums OUT NOW!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on August 22, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Two albums from Finnish Power Metal band BURNING POINT have been re-released via AFM Records, on August 21st:

“BURNED DOWN THE ENEMY” (incl. bonus tracks “Nocturnal Sight”, “Bring Me Oblivion” & “Heart Of Gold (Demo 2005).

“EMPYRE” (incl. bonus tracks “Black Star *’08”, “Lake Of Fire ’08” & “Remains Of My Broken Heart”.

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For more BURNING POINT:

http://www.burning-point.com/

Source:

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

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

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE BURNING POINT.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

IRON SAVIOR – Unveil Live DVD/CD Details!

Posted in Metal, metal bands, Music, Power Metal, rock music with tags , , , , on April 16, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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German power metallers IRON SAVIOR will release their first ever DVD/Live CD “Live At The Final Frontier” on May 29th. It includes the recordings of the band’s show in their hometown Hamburg (from January 2015) and comes as exclusive DVD/2CD Digipak.

Tracklisting:

DVD
1. Ascendence (Intro)
2. Last Hero
3. Starlight
4. The Savior
5. Revenge Of The Bride
6. Break The Curse
7. Burning Heart
8. Mind Over Matter
9. Hall Of The Heroes
10. R U Ready
11. Condition Red
12. I’ve Been To Hell
13. Heavy Metal Never Dies
14. Coming Home
15. Iron Watcher (Medley)
16. Atlantis Falling
17. Breaking The Law (Judas Priest Cover)
+ (additional Backstage/concert footage)

CD 1
1. Ascendence (Intro)
2. Last Hero
3. Starlight
4. The Savior
5. Revenge Of The Bride
6. Break The Curse
7. Burning Heart
8. Mind Over Matter

CD 2
1. Hall Of The Heroes
2. R U Ready
3. Condition Red
4. I’ve Been To Hell
6. Coming Home
7. Iron Watcher (Medley)
8. Atlantis Falling
9. Breaking The Law (Judas Priest Cover)

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Source:

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Website: http://www.afm-records.de/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE IRON SAVIOR.

LONG LIVE GERMANY.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

ORDEN OGAN “Ravenhead” – A Metal Odyssey Album Review

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, Power Metal, rock music with tags , , , , on April 1, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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ORDEN OGAN – Arnsberg, Germany’s Power Metal warriors, ORDEN OGAN, released their new 11 song studio album, Ravenhead, this past February 3rd in North America, via AFM Records. Ravenhead is a tremendous follow-up to 2012’s To The End, in my Metal opinion.

With the fittingly titled Orden Ogan, a triumphant symphonic intro with haunting chants, this compelling Ravenhead album begins. The title track kicks in with all the aural power and atmospheric energy that Orden Ogan are so gifted at creating and playing; this experience does not subside throughout the album. I cannot help letting myself being carried away by the layered songs of Ravenhead, Orden Ogan have undoubtedly turned it up a few notches between albums.

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Orden Ogan is a band whose albums you must really listen to and absorb, in order to take in every sonic nuance. I swear I hear bagpipes on the song F.E.V.E.R. I believe I do. Plus, as a bonus, Ravenhead can be interpreted as a concept album, if one so chooses to do so. Evil Lies In Every Man has a creepy spoken word intro of what I perceive to be a female elder from the blackest of forests; in other words a witch to my ears? Creepy nonetheless and this song soars with its Power Metal intensity. Ravenhead flows along so very fine, with the last song, Too Soon, being of the rightly chosen, moderate tempo and mood to close the listening experience out with.

Orden Ogan - Ravenhead - back cover - promo pic - Andreas Marschall

Above: back cover artwork for Ravenhead

Vocalist Seeb is a wonderful listen with his clean vocals and he also plays guitar and keyboards as well. Tobi on lead guitar, Niels on bass and Dirk on drums round out this German Power Metal band that I feel so good writing about. I absolutely love the chorus throughout Ravenhead; this is what makes European Power Metal so incredibly moving!

Orden Ogan represent European Power Metal in such an abundant way; anyone unfamiliar with this genre can tag Orden Ogan as a bullseye for a starting point. There is not only the power behind Ordan Ogan’s impressive Metal on Ravenhead; fascinating bridges lead this listener to such a dynamic listen of vast Metal sounds. Speed, ambience, acoustical, flamenco and symphonic moments, with fist raising guitar solos, European Power Metal guitar tones, and a roof raising rhythm section are all in store for you within the songs on Ravenhead.

I highly recommend Orden Ogan’s Ravenhead to any fan of Power Metal and Metal for that matter; Orden Ogan has created so much to offer here on their new album. Metal be thy name. – Stone

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ORDEN OGAN:

SEEB – vocals, lead-guitar, keyboards

TOBI – lead-guitar

NIELS – bass

DIRK – drums

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* For more info on ORDEN OGAN:

Facebook: ORDEN OGAN

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE ORDEN OGAN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

STORMHAMMER – Releasing Their 5th Studio Album This Summer, via Massacre Records

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on February 13, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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StormHammer (Power Metal – official band page) are going to release their new and fifth album “Echoes Of A Lost Paradise” in the Summer of 2015, via MASSACRE RECORDS!

The band, hailing from Munich, Germany, has been around since 1993 and recently introduced the new band members Jürgen Dachl (vocals), Bernd Intveen (guitar) and Chris Widmann (drums).

Influenced by their previous work in other Metal bands, the sound of STORMHAMMER will change a little bit!

The band’s currently in the final stages of the album recordings.

Believe us, the Hammer is coming!

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STORMHAMMER:

Jürgen Dachl – Vocals
Bernd Intveen – Lead Guitar
Manny Ewender – Rhythm Guitar
Horst Tessmann – Bass
Chris Widmann – Drums

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Source:

Massacre Records - M Logo - 2014

http://www.massacre-records.com/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE STORMHAMMER.

LONG LIVE GERMANY.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

BLOODBOUND “Stormborn” – Releases In USA On December 2nd; Album Tracks Streaming Now!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, Power Metal, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 25, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Bloodbound - Storm Born - promo album cover pic - 2014

The new album from Sweden’s BLOODBOUNDStormborn, is available all over Europe and the UK now! Stormborn releases in the USA on December 2nd, 2014, via AFM Records.

BLOODBOUNDStormborn (2014) – official clip – AFM Records

BLOODBOUNDIron Throne (2014) – official – AFM Records

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BLOODBOUND:

Patrik Johansson – lead vocals

Tomas Olsson – lead and rhythm guitars

Fredrik Bergh – keyboards and backing vocals

Henrik Olsson – rhythm guitars

Pelle Åkerlind – drums and percussion

Anders Broman – bass

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Order Stormborn here: http://wck.me/64d

* For more info on BLOODBOUND:

Facebook: Bloodbound

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Website: http://www.afm-records.de/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE BLOODBOUND.

LONG LIVE SWEDEN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

SERIOUS BLACK “As Daylight Breaks” – Album Releasing In January 2015, Via AFM Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 24, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Debut album As Daylight Breaks out on January 16th in Europe and January 20th, 2015 in USA

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SERIOUS BLACK – I Seek No Other Life – Official LYRIC Video – AFM Records:

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Above album cover artwork created by Dani Hofer from www.archetype-design.it.

You can preorder Serous Blacks’ album As Daylight Breaks on Amazon, Nuclear Blast Shop, Emp or in each record store world-wide already!

Limited Edition (14 Songs): http://amzn.to/1xcrSRl

Standard Edition (11 Songs): http://amzn.to/10DWorV

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As a Special Box SetLimited to 100 pieces (Limited Edition, 3 guitar picks, hand signed autograph cards, T-Shirt – M, L or XL and a merch pass which will get you 10% discount on tour. Everything will come in a cool metal box.

Size M: http://amzn.to/1xoxjfk

Size L: http://amzn.to/10xDcf7

Size XL: http://amzn.to/1xcrwdC

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Urban Breed – vocals

Roland Grapow – guitars

Dominik Sebastian – guitars

Mario Lochert – bass

Jan Vacik – keyboards & orchestra

Thomen Stauch – drums & percussion

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* For more info on SERIOUS BLACK:

Facebook: Serious Black – Official

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Website: http://www.afm-records.de/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SERIOUS BLACK.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

SCANNER – Have Re-Signed With Massacre Records And Plan To Release A New Album!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 3, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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From Massacre Records:

SCANNER sure aren’t strangers in the Metal scene, since they’ve been around since the mid-80’s!

SCANNER had a few bumps in the road of their journey so far, but that didn’t stop them from doing their thing! SCANNER always existed, even when there were false rumors circulating regarding the band’s status.

The band can look back on an impressive live history, including numerous live gigs worldwide, European tours and appearances at festivals, such as Germany’s Wacken Open Air.

From 1988 ’til 2002, SCANNER released 5 albums so far and now – almost 13 years after the release of their latest album “Scantropolis” – the band is back with a new record!

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The band’s brand new album is entitled “The Judgement”! The cover artwork’s been created by Anestis Goudas.

The idea behind the album is that the Scanner has returned to earth to see what religion has done to mankind. He also asks himself how a society would evolve if there wouldn’t be any religion at all. Would it be possible to live in peace?

The new album promises to feature true and uncompromising Power Speed Metal! There will be catchy songs like the album’s title track, but also songs that will have you chanting and singing along and even high-speed Metal tracks.

SCANNER’s new album “The Judgement” is planned to be released in late January 2015 via Massacre Records!

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SCANNER:

Axel A.J. Julius ­- Guitars

Efthimios Ioannidis ­- Vocals

Andreas Zeidler – Guitars

Jonathan Sell­ – Bass

Patrick Klose ­- Drums

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* For more info on SCANNER:

Website: http://www.scanner4u.de

http://www.facebook.com/Scanner.Heavy.Metal.Band

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Website: http://www.massacre-records.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SCANNER.

LONG LIVE MASSACRE RECORDS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

HELLOWEEN – FESTIVAL SUMMER 2014 COMPLETED, STUDIO SESSION BEGINS!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on August 20, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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After successfully concluding their world-tour in support of the 2013 output Straight Out Of Hell, the party has been concluded upon the festival summer.

Clearly no time to sit back and relax, as the pumpkin heads will be heading right for their very own MiSueno Studios, located on the isle of Tenerife to start working on the successor of Straight Out Of Hell in October. Joining the band to handle production duties will be long-term companion Charlie Bauerfeind. The new album which is set for a release in May 2015 will be the first since HELLOWEEN have inked a new deal with old label home Nuclear Blast, where they released two albums – The Dark Ride (2000) and Rabbit Don’t Come Easy (2003), both of which have been re-issued with extended bonus material in 2013.

Last but not least, HELLOWEEN would like to send out a big “Thank You” to all the Helloween Maniacs worldwide with some live impressions of the title track of the charting success Straight Out Of Hell turned out to be, landing on a sensational #4, their highest German chart entry to date, holding this position for five long weeks. Additionally they made another five Top ten entries in Europe and also cracked the US Billboard Charts.

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Check out the clip produced by Randy Cold: https://www.facebook.com/randycold666 https://vimeo.com/103456531

You can order your copy of The Dark Ride – Special Edition at the following destination: http://smarturl.it/HELLOWEEN-Ride

Rabbit Don’t Come Easy – Special Edition is available here: http://smarturl.it/HELLOWEEN-Rabbit

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

Nuclear Blast - Europe Logo - 2014

USA: http://www.nuclearblastusa.com

Europe: http://www.nuclearblast.de

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE HELLOWEEN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

JACK STARR’S BURNING STARR: First Ever Official Reissue Of The Same Titled Studio Album From 1989 Out In September!

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on July 23, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Jack Starr's Burning Starr - promo cover - 1989

First official CD reissue of the same titled JACK STARR’S BURNING STARR studio album from 1989 (so-called “Orange Album”), will be released by Skol Records on September 12, 2014. The album has been remastered from the original studio tapes, and includes all 13 tracks from that recording session, for the first time ever. Package will include thick booklet, and brand new exclusive artwork painted by Alexander Von Wieding (MANILLA ROAD, CLOVEN HOOF, RAZOR etc.). First 500 copies will be available as Double Disc Edition (2CD), incl. complete live album recorded at the legendary KEEP IT TRUE FESTIVAL in Germany (mixed and mastered by Tarek Maghary of MAJESTY), with some of the best JACK STARR’S BURNING STARR songs in live versions, performed by the current BURNING STARR line up feat. musicians known from VIRGIN STEELE, MANOWAR, JOE LYNN TURNER BAND and CRYSTAL VIPER.

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Jack Starr’s BURNING STARR, is an American Power Metal band formed in 1985 by the ex VIRGIN STEELE member and guitar wizard Jack Starr. After doing 4 classic albums in the ’80s: “Rock The American Way” (1985) “No Turning Back!” (1986), “Blaze Of Glory” (1987) and “Jack Starr’s Burning Starr” (same titled, so-called “orange album” from 1989), the band returned with a new line up feat. Jack Starr (guitar), Ned Meloni (bass guitar, ex JOE LYNN TURNER band, ex DEVIL CHILDE and PHANTOM LORD), Kenny Rhino Earl (drums, ex MANOWAR) and Todd Michael Hall (vocals, also in RIOT V), and released the well received comeback album titled “Defiance” in 2009. Two years later the band established their position on the market as of one of the best US Power Metal acts with their next studio album, titled “Land Of The Dead”. BURNING STARR concert lineup is completed by rhythm guitarist Marta Gabriel, frontwoman of the Polish Heavy Metal act CRYSTAL VIPER.

Watch the “Sands Of Time” video clip: http://youtu.be/Lk0bpTmEJ7E

Jack Starr’s BURNING STARR is currently working on a brand new studio album titled “Stand Your Ground”, (scheduled for release in early 2015), and announced short European Tour:

12-09-2014 – Club Circolo Colony, Brescia, Italy

13-09-2014 – Swordbrothers Festival, Germany

14-09-2014 – An Club, Athens, Greece

15-09-2014 – Thesaloniki, Greece

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* For more info on Jack Starr’s Burning Starr:

Facebook: Jack Starr’s BURNING STARR (official)

Website: jackstarrsburningstarr.com

Source:

Skol Records - logo - B&W

Website: http://www.skolrecords.com

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LONG LIVE JACK STARR’S BURNING STARR.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

UNISONIC – New Video From Heavy Metal Supergroup Now Playing At Metal Insider; Band To Release “Light Of Dawn” Full-Length Via Armoury Records Next Month

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 12, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Exceptional, the new video from Heavy Metal supergroup, UNISONIC, is currently playing at Metal Insider. The song comes by way of the band’s forthcoming new full-length, Light Of Dawn, set for release in North America next month.

UNISONIC boasts a royal lineup of former Helloween vocalist Michael Kiske and guitarist Kai Hansen (Gamma Ray, also ex-Helloween) alongside guitarist Mandy Meyer (Asia, Gotthard, Krokus), bassist Dennis Ward and drummer Kosta Zafiriou (both of Germany’s Pink Cream 69).

Spring of 2014 saw UNISONIC produce the twelve new tunes that comprise sophomore offering, Light Of Dawn, all of them performed with surgical precision and punctuated by Kiske’s world-class vocals. “Our first world tour has really welded us together,” Kiske notes of the group’s unmistakable evolution. “The touring made us realize the importance of a congenial atmosphere for our creativity and how much I missed this team spirit over the past twenty years. Only musicians who feel really comfortable with each other can deliver their optimum performance.” Dennis Ward, a driving force within the unit, one of its main composers and as on 2012’s self-titled debut, its producer, agrees: “At the end of the day, you have to tour to get immediate fan reactions to your material. In this respect, the shows were very interesting and extremely encouraging. There’s no doubt that they gave UNISONIC enough energy to make working on Light Of Dawn child’s play for everybody involved.”

Metal Insider is currently offering up the first taste of the record with the fittingly named “Exceptional” video, viewable at THIS LOCATION.

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Light Of Dawn – Track Listing:

01. Venite 2.0
02. Your Time Has Come
03. Exceptional
04. For The Kingdom
05. Not Gonna Take Anymore
06. Night Of The Long Knives
07. Find Shelter
08. Blood
09. When The Deed Is Done
10. Throne Of The Dawn
11. Manhunter
12. You And I

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Light Of Dawn follows the band’s For The Kingdom EP released digitally in North America in May. The six track collection features album track “For The Kingdom,” exclusive EP number “You Come Undone” as well as four live recordings from their show at the Masters Of Rock Festival 2012 in the Czech Republic.

Light Of Dawn will see its Stateside release via Eagle Rock imprint Armoury Records on August 12th, 2014.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on UNISONIC:

http://www.unisonic.de

http://www.facebook.com/unisonicofficial

http://www.eaglerockent.com

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LONG LIVE UNISONIC.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

SABATON – ENTERS WORLD CHART TOP 10

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on June 2, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Sabaton - World Charts - Top 10 - Heroes banner - 2014

As reported on the SABATON Facebook page:

We are amazed and to be honest a bit shocked to announce that our new album “Heroes” entered the World Chart at position nr 9. That means that Sabaton is currently one of the top 10 best-selling artists, in the world!

And this is ALL BECAUSE OF YOUR SUPPORT! – Which of the new songs do you want to hear live?

Sabaton - Heroes - promo cover pic - 2014

* For more info on SABATON:

Facebook: Sabaton

Website: www.sabaton.net

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LONG LIVE SABATON.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

HAMMERFALL – ‘(r)Evolution’ Cover Art, Track Listing And Release Dates Revealed

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on June 2, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Hammerfall - rEvolution - promo cover pic - 2014

It’s time for (r)Evolution!

And that’s why Hammerfall’s new album will be released on August 29 (Sweden: 27.08., UK: 01.09., USA: 02.09.) via Nuclear Blast!

On July 18, 2014 the hymn-like ‘Bushido’ will be released as the first single track – digitally as well as on vinyl. The song sums up the band and its history perfectly, as in Japanese bushido means “the way of the warrior”.

Here’s the album’s track list:

1. Hector’s Hymn
2. (r)Evolution
3. Bushido
4. Live Life Loud
5. Ex Inferis
6. We Won’t Back Down
7. Winter Is Coming
8. Origins
9. Tainted Metal
10. Evil Incarnate
11. Wildfire

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HAMMERFALL

Joacim Cans – Vocals
Oscar Dronjak – Guitar & backing vocals
Pontus Norgren – Guitar & backing vocals
Fredrik Larsson – Bass guitar & backing vocals
Anders Johansson – Drums

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(Source: Nuclear Blast Europe)

Nuclear Blast Europe - logo - 2013

http://www.nuclearblast.de

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* For more info on HAMMERFALL:

Facebook: Hammerfall

Website: www.hammerfall.net

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LONG LIVE HAMMERFALL.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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SABATON – “HEROES” ENTERS CHARTS WORLDWIDE

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on June 1, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Sabaton - Heroes - promo cover pic - 2014

The new SABATON long player, Heroes, just came out, and reached fantastic chart entries all around the world – including #1 in Sweden, #2 in Finland, #3 in Germany, #4 in Czech Republic, #6 in Poland, #7 in Switzerland, #11 in Austria, #13 in Norway – and many more!

“We are proud, happy and extremely thankful to all of you who supported us over the years. Heroes has reached higher positions in every country than anything we done before”, the band commented and is still overwhelmed by those amazing results.

It is also SABATON’s first #1 in their Swedish motherland – where the previous Carolus Rex is in the charts for 73 weeks (!!!) – ever since it was released – by now, currently on #43.

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Enjoy the new videoclip To Hell And Back here:

Enjoy the Resist And Bite (lyric video) here:

Sabaton - Heroes - Best Buy - promo banner - May 2014

Order your copy of Heroes at this address: http://smarturl.it/SABATON-Heroes-Order

Or digitally: NB MP3 – http://www.nuclearblast.de/label/music/band/downloads/71102.sabaton.html


iTunes – http://georiot.co/SABATONHeroesItunes

Google Play – http://smarturl.it/SABATON-HeroesGoogle

AmazonMP3 – http://georiot.co/SABATONHeroesAMZMP3

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Joakim Brodén – Lead Vocals

Pär Sundström – Bass

Thobbe Englund – Lead Guitar

Chris Rörland – Lead Guitar

Hannes Van Dahl – Drums

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(Source: Nuclear Blast America)

* For more info on SABATON:

Facebook: Sabaton

Website: http://www.sabaton.net

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/sabaton

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USA: http://www.nuclearblastusa.com

Europe: http://www.nuclearblast.de

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LONG LIVE SABATON.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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EDGUY – “SPACE POLICE – DEFENDERS OF THE CROWN” ENTERS GERMAN CHARTS AT #2 AND REACHES BEST INTERNATIONALLY

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , on May 4, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Edguy - Space Police - Defenders Of The Crown - promo cover pic

The new EDGUY album Space Police – Defenders Of The Crown enters the official German album charts at #2, bagging this week’s highest new entry in the album charts. This is the best chart position of an EDGUY album ever.

Tobias Sammet has sent us the following statement: “The fans have spoken! On behalf of my buddies Jens, Dirk, Eggi & Felix: Thank you all so much! We have been quite vocal about how much we love this album but it is an amazing feeling to learn that you agree. We wanna thank the whole world of Rock & Metal for the great reactions. It took us 22 years into our career to celebrate the biggest success of our band history? Seriously? That’s amazing! We will always be thankful and we will work our asses off to reward you with a big show on the world tour in autumn. See you there and cheerzz, the ‘Love Tyger’ 😉 ”

Space Police – Defenders Of The Crown also entered the UK Rock Charts on #1. For the first time EDGUY have also entered the long play album charts in the UK as well, going in on #82.

EDGUY also reached their highest chart entries in Czech Republic (#8), Finland (#12), Switzerland (#13) and Austria (#27), and made another Top 30 entry in Sweden (#28).

More chart entries to come!

Order your copy of Space Police – Defenders Of The Crown here:
http://smarturl.it/EDGUY-Crown

Watch the ‘Love Tyger’ music video:

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

* For more info on EDGUY:

http://www.edguy.net

http://www.edguy-shop.de

http://www.facebook.com/edguy

http://www.twitter.com/edguy

Nuclear Blast Europe - logo - 2013

USA: http://www.nuclearblastusa.com/

EUROPE: http://www.nuclearblast.de

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LONG LIVE EDGUY.

LONG LIVE GERMANY.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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HELLOWEEN – ANNOUNCES THEIR RETURN TO NUCLEAR BLAST

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, Power Metal, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Founded in 1984 and hailed as one of the pioneering Power Metal bands from Germany, the Hamburg-based quintet HELLOWEEN is celebrating their 30th Anniversary in 2014 and have announced their return to Nuclear Blast’s worldwide artist family.

“As a label, Nuclear Blast is ‘Heavy Metal to the bone,’” shares HELLOWEEN vocalist Andi Deris, “and we are really looking forward to working together with a lot of familiar faces.”

Nuclear Blast’s founder & label owner Markus Staiger is overwhelmed at bringing the band back into the fold. “We are more than proud that HELLOWEEN is part of the Nuclear Blast family again,” he states. “All those years we had a friendship-like connection and our ways crossed on a regular basis at concerts and festivals. HELLOWEEN to us is a matter of the heart. There’s not only the two records we released [The Dark Ride in 2000 and Rabbit Don’t Come Easy in 2003], but they’re an act that has influenced me and many of our employees. Together there are big plans and we are looking forward to having another productive and successful cooperation.”

Helloween - Classic Band Logo - #119 - 2013

Following HELLOWEEN’s appearances on the European summer festival circuit, the band will enter Mi Sueño Studio on the island of Tenerife off the coast of Morocco with producer Charlie Bauerfeind (BLIND GUARDIAN, HAMMERFALL, PRIMAL FEAR) to record a new studio album for an early 2015 release.

Last month, Nuclear Blast released special edition re-issues of The Dark Ride and Rabbit Don’t Come Easy, featuring 3 bonus tracks on each album, which can be ordered from the Nuclear Blast USA Webshop.

Straight Out Of Hell, HELLOWEEN’s latest studio album released in early 2013, debuted on the German album chart at #4 – the band’s highest chart entry in their home country to date – and held this position for five weeks. The album had five other “Top Ten” album entries in Europe and also cracked the American Billboard Top 100 chart with an entry at #97.

HELLOWEEN Festival Summer 2014:

2014-05-24 S Metallsvenskan Metallsvenskan

2014-06-27 SLO Piešťany Topfest

2014-06-29 BG Kavarna Kavarna Rock 2014

2014-07-11 D Ballenstedt Rock Harz

2014-07-12 CZ Masters Of Rock Masters Of Rock

2014-07-19 FIN Karjurock Karjurock

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(Source: Nuclear Blast Records)

* For more info on HELLOWEEN:

Website: http://www.helloween.org/

Helloween – Facebook

http://www.youtube.com/HELLOWEENORG

Nuclear Blast USA - Logo - promo

Website: http://www.nuclearblastusa.com/

Website: http://www.nuclearblast.de

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LONG LIVE HELLOWEEN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE GERMANY.

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