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NEAR DUSK – Releases New Single ‘The Way It Goes’

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on May 23, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Near Dusk, the hard riffin’ mile high stoner rock, psychedelia and heavy blues drenched band, return with a brand-new single, The Way It Goes’, which is out now on all digital platforms via Iron Head Records / Golden Robot Records.

‘The Way It Goes’ is the first single lifted from Near Dusk’s forthcoming sophomore record and crosses all borders of modern rock ‘n’ roll. With woody riffs throughout, this track is about someone who’s destined to let you down every time.

Stream/buy ‘The Way It Goes’ HERE

ABOUT NEAR DUSK:

Laden with heavy woody riffs, slow driving tempos, and plenty of fuzz to go around, Near Dusk is fronted by guitarist and vocalist Matthew Orloff, low end soldier Kellen McInerney, and rhythm heathen Jon Orlof. The band maintains an original style while crossing all boundaries of classic stoner Rock.

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Source: Golden Robot Records

LONG LIVE NEAR DUSK.

WITNESSES – To Release “The Holy Water EP”

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on May 5, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

WITNESSES, the cross-genre project of multi instrumentalist Greg Schwan, is set to release The Holy Water EP on July 15th, 2022.

The Holy Water EP marks a new chapter in WITNESSES’ doom metal sound–slowing the pace further, enhancing the atmosphere, and for the first time bringing long-time collaborator Gabbi Coenen into the metal side of the project. Thematically, the EP explores Bram Stoker’s Dracula characters Lucy Westenra and Mina Harker, imagining the characters from different perspectives.

Listen to the first single “Borgo Pass”: https://witnesses-nyc.bandcamp.com/album/the-holy-water-ep

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Source: C Squared Music

Post. Festival 2022 Announced

Posted in Hard Rock, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on May 3, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Post. Festival is back with a grander scope and eyes set on establishing the finest assemblage of niche rock artists to take place on American soil. Following the examples set by like-minded European events, the Post. Festival is as much about community and respect and support as it is about music and culture. It is a celebration both for fans and artists, an opportunity to come together and revel in a scene that has built itself from within to the point of global presence, without the aid of commercial status.

Some of the most exceptional and creative musicians work within the realms of “post”-adjacent genres, and it is this festival’s goal to bring as many of them as possible together for one weekend to give them the opportunity to show out and share their work with a wildly dedicated fan base.

This year’s line-up includes: BORIS, PELICAN, NOTHING, PIANOS BECOME THE TEETH, JUNIUS, ARMS AND SLEEPERS, COASTLANDS, I HEAR SIRENS, FACS, GLASSING, PILLARS, FRAYLE, COLIN PHILS, GLACIER, BRAVE ARROWS, BLACK FLAK AND THE NIGHTMARE FIGHTERS, & ONUS.

Post. Festival Day 1 will begin at 5pm on Friday, September 9, and Day 2 will begin at 3pm on Saturday, Sept. 10.

Post. Festival 2022 is sponsored by Earthquaker Devices, Indiana City Brewery, Stranger Attractions Presents, Jenkins-Martin Drum Company, Indy CD & Vinyl, Futuro, Grumps Slice Shop, Heavy Blog Is Heavy, A Thousand Arms, Luxinvictus, Black Circle Music Bar, Young Epoch, Where Post Rock Dwells, Just Pop In, The Vogue, 1979 & Co., and The Alley Cat.

Ticket Link: https://thevogue.com/events/post-festival-2022-september-9-2022

Social Media:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/postfest
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_post_festival/

Source: C Squared Music

RIVERS OF NIHIL – To Kick Off US Headlining Tour With Fallujah, Alluvial, And Warforged Next Week

Posted in concerts, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on April 28, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

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RIVERS OF NIHIL will kick off the US leg of their Terrestria World Tour next week with support provided by Fallujah, Alluvial, and Warforged. The journey, which begins May 6th in Brooklyn, New York and runs through June 12th in Greenville, South Carolina, includes a special show supporting Hypocrisy in Austin, Texas as well as appearances by The Zenith Passage and Burial In The Sky on select dates. Tickets are on sale NOW. See all confirmed dates below.

In related news, RIVERS OF NIHIL recently amicably parted ways with guitarist Jonathan Topore. Andy Thomas from Black Crown Initiate, who provided guest vocals on 2018’s Where Owls Know My Name full-length, will join the band on the upcoming tour.

RIVERS OF NIHIL w/ Fallujah, Alluvial, Warforged:
5/06/2022 The Monarch – Brooklyn, NY
5/07/2022 Jewel – Manchester, NH
5/08/2022 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
5/10/2022 Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD
5/11/2022 Blind Tiger – Greensboro, NC
5/12/2022 The Masquerade (Hell) – Atlanta, GA
5/13/2022 The End – Nashville, TN
5/14/2022 The Haven – Orlando, FL
5/15/2022 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
5/17/2022 Southport Hall – New Orleans, LA
5/18/2022 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
5/19/2022 Amplified – Dallas, TX
5/20/2022 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX w/ Hypocrisy
5/21/2022 Rockhouse Bar – El Paso, TX
5/22/2022 Nile Theater – Phoenix, AZ
5/23/2022 Backstage Bar – Las Vegas, NV

RIVERS OF NIHIL, Fallujah only:
5/24/2022 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA w/ The Zenith Passage
5/25/2022 1720 – Los Angeles, CA w/ The Zenith Passage
5/26/2022 Full Circle Brewery – Fresno, CA w/ The Zenith Passage
5/27/2022 Cornerstone – Berkeley, CA w/ The Zenith Passage
5/28/2022 Star Theater – Portland, OR
5/29/2022 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
5/31/2022 Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
6/01/2022 Bluebird – Denver, CO w/ Burial In The Sky
6/02/2022 BLVD – Kansas City. MO w/ Burial In The Sky
6/03/2022 Reggies – Chicago, IL w/ Burial In The Sky
6/04/2022 Sanctuary – Detroit, MI w/ Burial In The Sky
6/05/2022 Crafthouse – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Burial In The Sky

RIVERS OF NIHIL only:
6/10/2022 Richmond Music Hall – Richmond, VA
6/11/2022 Aura Fest – Savannah, GA
6/12/2022 Radio Room – Greenville, SC

RIVERS OF NIHIL will be touring in support of their newest full-length, The Work, released last Fall on Metal Blade Records. RIVERS OF NIHIL has never fit neatly into a box, but with 2018’s Where Owls Know My Name, they transcended all labels applied to them. Returning in 2021 with The Work, they’ve forged further into new territory, delivering an album that’s as cerebral as it is visceral, and that covers a staggering sonic range, definitively placing them in a category of their own. Inarguably a dense, heavy collection, The Work is far too dynamic to be considered a solely metal record and there is a genuine warmth that shows through, particularly tracks like “Wait” and the gorgeous “Maybe One Day.”

Additionally, the band has incorporated far more clean vocals alongside the screaming that tears through many of the record’s heavier tracks. Courtesy of their friend Zach Strouse, saxophone once again adds extra layers of atmosphere to the collection, utilizing baritone, soprano, and alto saxes to great effect.

Preview and purchase The Work at metalblade.com/riversofnihil.

The band recently released a mini-documentary that offers a look into the creative process and recording of The Work, directed by Mike Trueheart. Follow the band’s creative process around Reading, Pennsylvania with producers Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland on YouTube HERE.

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE RIVERS OF NIHIL.

MINISTRY, MELVINS And CORROSION OF CONFORMITY – LIVE Music Videos & Photo Gallery From Madison Theater In Covington Kentucky, March 5th, 2022

Posted in concerts, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 25, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Ministry Live at Madison Theater in Covington Kentucky – March 5, 2022
Corrosion Of Conformity Live at Madison Theater in Covington Kentucky, March 5, 2022.

Back on March 5th, my good buddy Troy and I took a trek down to Covington Kentucky to see Ministry, Melvins and Corrosion Of Conformity at the historic Madison Theater. It was a stupendous evening of Metal and Hard Rock! We even had very nice Spring weather happening on this night with (gasp) no rain!

On a relevant side note: Back in February, I was diagnosed (by my surgeon) with severe arthritis and some bone-on-bone with my left knee. Yes, it’s extremely painful at times. I now walk with a cane, therefore, the balcony at Madison Theater proved to be not only spacious with comfortable seating it also gave myself and Troy a wide open view of the stage.

Ministry brought their Industrial Metal to Covington Kentucky and word has it there were earth tremors in the area while they were on stage. Okay, I exaggerated a touch. Al Jourgensen was enormous with his vocals and fronted his band as the true legend he is. Ministry had steel fencing around their stage, with a wicked light show. Their backdrop was loaded with changing photos that are relevant to the music; plus past band members that are now (sadly) deceased were commemorated in photos as well. Much respect.

Melvins were simply stunning! Melvins played their eclectic mix of music and I was amazed by their performance! Going in, I was agog thinking about seeing the Melvins. Hard Rock, Sludge, Metal and a slice of alternative was all thrown into the Melvins set. Long drum solos and flat-out jamming was highlighted as well. I wanna see Melvins 500 more times or more. Buzz Osborne for President, please.

I didn’t take a video of the Melvins due to my jaw being on the floor. Seriously though, I was like a kid in a Hot Wheels store watching this renowned band and now I crave having a video moment of them. As a remote tree hermit once told me: “son, there will be times when you just fuck up”. Onwards to the night’s opener Corrosion Of Conformity.

Corrosion Of Conformity were already 2 songs into their set when Troy and I entered Madison Theater. We bought some beers and made our way up to the balcony as quick as two 50 year olds with sore bones could. We both were happy to finally sit our asses down with cold brews while semi head banging to the thunder of COC. To have an opportunity to see these three bands together in one night was yet another Metal dream come true for me. Each band represents a different branch from the Metal family tree; yet each of these three bands were a genuine compliment to each other. Good times. Enormous memories. Metal be thy name. – Stone

A kinda relevant side story: Troy and I went to the White Castle drive-thru in Cincinnati, on the way home. We were hankering for sliders and cold pop after the show. Troy drove and I appreciate his doing so. I had to work the next day; thus I couldn’t go nuts on the beer. Old Metalheads like us (laughing) have learned our lessons the hard way.

LONG LIVE MINISTRY, MELVINS And COC.

THE MELVINS Announce “THE ELECTRIC ROACH TOUR” U.S. Tour Kicks Off June 15 – HELMS ALEE Supports

Posted in Hard Rock, live rock music, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 23, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

April, 2022, LOS ANGELES – The Melvins, who are wrapping up a sold out tour with Ministry, return to the road this Summer for a headlining trek dubbed “The Electric Roach Tour,” the hard-working band’s first headlining run since 2019.

“It’s nice to be able to tour!! We were wondering if it would even be possible again,” says Osborne of the outing. “It’s been years since we played these places. The amazing Ministry tour was a warmup for this!”

Tickets for the six-week tour are on-sale now. Helms Alee and Harsh Mellow open on all dates.

“The Electric Roach Tour” dates:

June 15 Long Beach, CA Alex’s Bar
June 16 Pioneertown, CA Pappy & Harriet’s
June 18 Tucson, AZ Club Congress
June 21 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jack’s
June 22 Birmingham, AL Saturn
June 23 Knoxville, TN Bijou Theatre
June 24 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
June 25 Richmond, VA The Broadberry
June 27 Hamden, CT Space Ballroom
June 28 Providence, RI Fete Music Hall
June 29 Syracuse, NY The Westcott Theatre
July 1 Bethlehem, PA Musikfest Café at the ArtsQuest Center
July 2 Huntington, WV The Loud
July 3 Detroit, MI El Club
July 5 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
July 6 Davenport, IA Racoon Motel
July 7 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s
July 8 Minneapolis, MN Grumpy’s
July 9 Fargo, ND The Hall at Fargo Brewing Company
July 10 Sioux Falls, SD Icon Lounge
July 12 Salt Lake City, UT The Metro Music Hall
July 14 Bozeman, MT The ELM
July 15 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
July 16 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
July 17 Eugene, OR Sessions Music Hall
July 19 Roseville, CA Goldfield Trading Post
July 20 Berkeley, CA Cornerstone Berkeley

Photo credit: Mackie Osborne

The Melvins released two albums in 2021: Working With God, a newly recorded album featuring the band’s 1983 iteration (Osborne, Dale Crover and original drummer Mike Dillard), as well as the a 36-song acoustic collection, Five Legged Dog, which features a career-spanning collection of songs, from 1987’s Gluey Porch Treatments to 2017’s A Walk With Love & Death.

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Source: Speakeasy Public Relations & Marketing

LONG LIVE THE MELVINS.

Finnish Melancholic Metal Band DENIGRATE’s Third Album Out Now!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 23, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Finnish 1996 founded melancholic metal band DENIGRATE has released their third full length album. Album titled “Blackguard” is doom metal flavored and maybe the darkest album so far by the band.

Since Denigrate was founded, the inevitable vibe of the band was to be dark, melancholy, tormented, observative.

The quantity of albums released is really not the thing in this band. From the first released album in 2003 to the latest 3rd one in 2022 called “Blackguard”, decades has changed and so has the band.

After no more than two albums released, after big-time local momentum with a finnish cover song, after mandatory hiatus, after some line-up changes, Denigrate 2022 is at it’s hardest core.

“Blackguard” takes you deep, slowly, irreparably. It’s the place where all beauty and evil befalls.

DENIGRATE:
Galzi Kallio: Vocals
Pekka Pyrhönen: Bass,
Seppo Nummela: Guitar
Tipi Toivanen: Drums

Track Listing:

  1. Sonata Del Diavlo
  2. The Fear And The Fever
  3. Rara Avis
  4. Aureole
  5. Perfida
  6. The Dead Saluting

Listen to “Blackguard”:

Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3xJsWnk

Youtube: https://youtu.be/KSnStPUvvuU

Bandcamp: https://denigratefin.bandcamp.com/

Apple: https://apple.co/3v4x6oh

www.denigrate.me | www.facebook.com/denigrateCamp

LONG LIVE DENIGRATE.

Japanese SURVIVE Unleash Two New Studio Vlogs, Day 27 + 28

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 23, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Band-photo by Ko-ichi Mukoyama

Japanese SURVIVE Unleash Two New Studio Vlogs, Day 27 + 28, First Ever Live Album “Live At Death Valley” Out May 4th!

SURVIVE, the “Samurais From Hell”, Japanese Thrash Metal veterans active for more than 20 years, are currently in the studio, working on the band’s next full-length studio album. Today the band has unleashed two new studio vlogs, Day 27 + 28!

Watch them below.
– Vlog #27 – https://youtu.be/GfDXrF7KeAQ
– Vlog #28 – https://youtu.be/UV–BVFaWXk

In case you missed the earlier vlogs, check them out below, so you’ll get an idea about what’s coming up.

– Vlog #1 – Vlog #26 at https://www.youtube.com/c/SURVIVEOFFICIAL/videos

Source: Split Screen PR

LONG LIVE SURVIVE.

DARSOMBRA To Celebrate 4/20 With “Call The Doctor” Video Premiere At 4:20 Worldwide – “Call The Doctor/Nightgarden” Cassette To See Release For Band’s Five-Week Spring Tour

Posted in Hard Rock, Music, music news, music videos, news, prog rock with tags , , , , , , , on April 19, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Save the link for DARSOMBRA’s 4/20 4:20 video premiere HERE.

Baltimore, Maryland psyche/prog duo DARSOMBRA will premiere the outlandishly otherworldly official video for “Call The Doctor” this Wednesday in celebration of 4/20.

Just in from the band: “DARSOMBRA’s new official music video to ‘Call The Doctor’ will be streaming LIVE in YOUR time zone on April 20th, 2022, at 4:20pm no matter where in the world you are!

Tune in to youtube.com/darsombra (direct link to livestream: https://youtu.be/zMce0VITr9c) to catch the brand new video (a meditation on the Earth origins of every science-fiction/fantasy narrative, and lovingly described as Star-Trek-meets-David-Attenborough), which will be playing on a loop at 20 minutes after the hour, every hour, on April 20th, from 12:20am EDT (UTC-4) through 11:20pm EDT

In other words, from 4:20pm at the International Date Line (UTC-12) to 4:20pm Kamchatka time (UTC +12)! Tell all your friends in Siberia! (and Belize! and Poland! and Micronesia! and Zimbabwe! and Secaucus!). It’ll be 4/20 all over the world… Happy 4/20!”

Having just performed at Grim Reefer Fest in their hometown with Heavy Temple, Cavern, Grave Bathers, Haze Mage, and more, DARSOMBRA’s five-week Spring tour also begins this week. Launching this Saturday, April 23rd, the band will cruise westward across the country and into Mexico through May 29th, with random roadside pop-up shows to be expected along the way. Follow the band’s social media points below for by-the-minute updates for these special, sporadic events.

The Call The Doctor/Nightgarden cassette maxi-single will also be in just in time for the tour, available in Gold, Silver, White, Blue, and Red versions. Catch the tape first at the band’s merch table on the tour dates, and then at their webshop post-tour after May 31st.

DARSOMBRA released the two-song Call The Doctor/Nightgarden EP in April 2021 as a bridge between their 2019-issued Transmission LP and its successor, a massive double-album, which is currently being completed. Watch for updates on the new record to post this Summer.

DARSOMBRA Tour Dates:
4/23/2022 Black Forge II – McKees Rocks, PA
4/24/2022 Northside Tavern – Cincinnati, OH
4/25/2022 The I Fell – Bloomington, IN
4/26/2022 Lindberg’s – Springfield, MO
4/27/2022 Aces Of 8 – Oklahoma City, OK
4/29/2022 Cirque Du So Gay – Santa Fe, NM
4/30/2022 Guild Cinema – Albuquerque, NM
5/04/2022 Kickstand Kafe – Flagstaff, AZ
5/06/2022 Sci-Hop Brewing Co. – Tijuana, MX
5/07/2022 The Brown Building – San Diego, CA
5/08/2022 Planta Libre – Mexicali, MX
5/13/2022 The Offbeat – Los Angeles, CA
5/14/2022 Mee Heng Low – San Luis Obispo, CA
5/15/2022 Bottom Of The Hill – San Francisco, CA
5/24/2022 Fritzy’s – Colorado Springs, CO
5/25/2022 Skylark – Denver, CO
5/27/2022 Eighth St. Taproom – Lawrence, KS
5/28/2022 miniBar – Kansas City, MO
5/29/2022 Blind Bob’s – Dayton, OH

DARSOMBRA is also working on a remix project, collecting reimagined versions of their song “Call The Doctor.” Artists interested in taking part in the remix project are invited to contact the band through their website or social media channels.

Watch tons of official videos and live footage including roadside pop-up shows at DARSOMBRA’s YouTube channel HERE.

Find the band’s releases at Bandcamp HERE and their webshop HERE.

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE DARSOMBRA.

SEEKING SIRENS – To Release “Departing Ways” EP

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , on April 18, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Hot on the heels of successfully releasing two singles last year, North Carolina metalcore band SEEKING SIRENS will release their debut EP Departing Ways on June 3, 2022.

Watch the video for “Splinter” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6cITMftlJg&feature=emb_title or watch below.

The EP speaks of the realization of one’s own power and the struggle to define themselves in a world of declining human morality. Departing Ways will be released in tandem with a new music video for the title track along with some limited performances on the east coast being scheduled for the coming months.

More information will be coming soon!

Source: C Squared Music

Swedish Hard Rock Band BLISTER BRIGADE Released A New Single And Music Video “Carousel”!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock music, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 17, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Band pic by: Adam Björk

Swedish Skellefteå-based hard rockers Blister Brigade released a new stand-alone single and music video Carousel. Beside from being a groovy and heavy rock song, it is a homage to the fabulous ink studio Carousel Tattoo.

WATCH Carousel music video: https://youtu.be/antMat-f1Qk and/or below:

The band comments:
” ”Carousel” is in its foundation a heavy rock song. But with this one we decided to also get a little experimental. Since this song was written partly as a tribute to a tattoo studio, we found inspiration in circuses, carnivals and of course, tattoos. With these keywords in mind we just had to go outside our comfort zone and get a little nutty. It’s also the first song we’ve written together from scratch and it’s safe to say that we think this jam ended up really awesome. “

Album cover by Sanna (Carousel Tattoo)

BIOGRAPHY:
Blister Brigade was formed in 2010 by guitarist/vocalist Gustav Lund and drummer Jerker Avander. Joined by guitarist Cristoffer Strand and bassist Simon Lundström, the band started jamming on some ideas. With inspiration from bands like Motörhead and Skid Row Blister Brigade quickly developed a raw but yet a heavy and solid sound.

In 2013 the band released their debut album ”To Serve And Punish”. The album was well recieved and the gigs started rolling in. Blister Brigade’s second album ”The Executioner” was released in December 2016, and by that time drummer Jerker Avander had already left the band, leaving the drum chair to Rickard Lundmark (Zonaria, ex-Feral). Before the release of the E.P ”Pissed, Outraged And Outgunned” in 2018, Simon stepped down as the bands bass player. After a thrilling audition shortly after, bassist Anders Gustavsson joined Blister Brigade.

With the new line-up, the spark was lit again and after playing some gigs the band hit the studio once again to record their third full-length album. ”Slugfest Supreme” was released in February 2020 and with a harder, faster and heavier sound than before, Blister Brigade got ready to hit the stages. As for so many other bands and artists, the pandemic ruined all plans. But the band didn’t give up and stayed intact throughout the recent bleak years. With the brand new single ”Carousel”, Blister Brigade is more alive and rock’n’roll fueled than ever.

Line-up:
Gustav Lund: Lead and rythm guitar, vocals
Cristoffer Strand: Lead and rhythm guitar
Anders Gustavsson: Bass
Rickard Lundmark: Drums

Blister Brigade – Carousel:
Composed by Gustav Lund, Cristoffer Strand, .Anders Gustavsson & Rickard Lundmark.
Lyrics by Gustav Lund

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Max Malmer at Malmer Productions in October 2021.

Listen to Carousel single on:
Youtube: https://youtu.be/antMat-f1Qk
Bandcamp: https://blisterbrigade.bandcamp.com

LONG LIVE BLISTER BRIGADE.

Epic Power Metal Outfit ADAMANTIS Releasing “The Daemon’s Strain” EP on Cruz Del Sur Music In June

Posted in 1950's rock guitarists, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on April 16, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Boston (MA) – Epic Power Metal outfit Adamantis will release The Daemon‘s Strain EP June 10 on digital, CD, and vinyl MLP formats through Cruz Del Sur Music.

The EP’s first single, “Storm The Walls,” is streaming now at: adamantismetal.bandcamp.com/track/storm-the-walls

The Daemon‘s Strain is a triumphant, exploratory four-song EP from one of America’s best up-and-coming power metal bands! Hot off the heels of their brilliant full-length debut album Far Flung Realm, Massachusetts metallers Adamantis return with a striking collage of heroic power metal mixed with symphonic rock!

Already a cult curiosity via their 2018 Thundermark EP debut and initial self-release of their 2020 Far Flung Realm first full-length, Adamantis quickly entered the collective global melodic metal conscience when they signed with Cruz Del Sur Music. The first order of business was to re-release Far Flung Realm. In doing so, Adamantis was immediately thrust to the top of various “best newcomer” lists — proper accolades for an album that so brilliantly recaptured the spirit of 1990s European power metal.

Looking to strike quickly and with unexpected time on their hands thanks to the pandemic, Adamantis is back with the four-song The Daemon’s Strain EP.

Photo Credit: Hillarie Jason

Line-up:

Jeff Stark – Vocals
Javier Estrada – Guitar
Teddy Shao – Guitar
Evgeny Gromovoy – Drums

Drums and vocals for The Daemon’s Strain were tracked at Kennedy Studios in Burlington, Massachusetts with producer/engineer Steve Aliperta; all instruments were laid down at the respective home studios of guitarists Javier Estrada, Jeff Taft and bassist Cody Pelchat. (Pelchat and Taft have since left Adamantis to focus on other projects.)

Leveraging the free-form “anything goes” nature of the EP format, Adamantis constructed The Daemon’s Strain as a musical journey across three different landscapes leading to a final destination: the title song, the band’s 13-minute interpretation of the Olde English ballad, “House Carpenter.” The EP starts with “Storm the Walls,” a song that in the band’s own words, “is a statement of our intentions” and definite inclusion in their live set. “Dark Moon Goddess” is perhaps the band’s most progressive and Gothic number to date, while “Thundermark” (the first-ever Adamantis song) is refreshed and rebooted with new vocals from Jeff Stark.

The centerpiece of The Daemon’s Strain is the title track. Leaning closer to a classical symphonic rock song but still rooted in traditional heavy metal, “The Daemon’s Strain (House Carpenter)” is a fully-immersive sonic landscape that faithfully paints the story of the married lady who, seduced by the devil, abandons her husband and child to find death at sea and meet the dark and low hills of Hell. However, as the cover art represents, Adamantis does not embrace a moralistic take on the story but instead sees it as a tale of empowerment. The band interprets that she decides to break free from the chains of home life. Then, in their imagination, she fully embraces her new fate as an immortal, beautiful and lethal demon, portrayed on the cover — and also featured as the Dark Moon Goddess.

No longer one of American power metal’s best-kept secrets, Adamantis has crafted an EP of depth and triumph — a sterling display of memorable, anthemic melodic metal. It is the next logical step for a band that has displayed that the sky is the limit through two EPs and one triumphant full-length.

Track Listing:

1. Storm the Walls

2. Dark Moon Goddess

3. Thundermark

4. The Daemon’s Strain (House Carpenter)

Pre-orders:

Vinyl MLP: https://tinyurl.com/ybdw26uk

CD: https://tinyurl.com/3fx2zauf

Bandcamp: adamantismetal.bandcamp.com/album/the-daemons-strain

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Source: ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE ADAMANTIS.

THE 69 EYES – Music Video For New Single “Drive” Now Playing

Posted in classic rock, gothic, gothic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 13, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo by Marek Sabogal)

Hop into the passenger’s seat and let Helsinki’s longest serving gothic rock vampires THE 69 EYES take you on a wild ride through a sweltering Summer night in the city! With twelve albums under their belts and several number one chart positions in Finland, THE 69 EYES are back with a catchy new single — the first of several new tracks to be released in the coming months. Remaining true to their credo “Goth ‘n’ roll will never die!,” the band is currently in the studio recording their lucky thirteenth offering to be released in 2023. But fans need not wait any longer to hear new sounds from the crypt…

Comments guitarist Bazie of “Drive,” “The inspiration came from the same pool of music I have always liked, mostly from the ‘80s. I never plan anything; I just grab my guitar and see what comes up. We jammed a lot more as a band this time and came up with song ideas from all the guys. ‘Drive’ started from one little riff, which I had for a long time. It took a while, but it was worth it. It still sounds exiting and that was the goal.”

Adds singer Jyrki 69, “Bazie delivered this music and I was blown away by how fresh it felt again. It sounded like some rock radio stuff! Our songs are on daily rotation on the rock channels here in Finland, but they are the ones that we did fifteen years ago. So, I thought that we could have some fresh options now; let’s take the airwaves! ‘Drive’ is a traditional 69 EYES sounding, fast rocker with a Sunset Strip slap on it!”

“Drive” was directed by Vicente Cordero and is viewable at THIS LOCATION. Stream or download the single at THIS LOCATION.

Additionally, THE 69 EYES recently announced tours in Europe in November and December 2022, with industrial pioneers Ministry and horror rockers Wednesday 13. Stay up to date with the band’s upcoming live dates HERE.

THE 69 EYES:
Jyrki 69 – vocals
Bazie – guitars
Timo Timo – guitars
Archzie – bass
Jussi 69 – drums

http://www.69eyes.com

http://www.atomicfire-records.com

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE THE 69 EYES.

CRASHDÏET – Announce New Album ‘Automaton’ – Band Releases New Single And Video ‘Together Whatever’

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 6, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Pre-order/add/save ‘Automaton’ HERE

One of the biggest names in the glam metal/sleaze rock scene, CRASHDÏET, announce the release of their upcoming album, Automaton, available for pre-sale now on digital, CD and vinyl, through Crusader Records/Golden Robot Records. The digital and CD are set to drop on April 29, with limited edition coloured vinyl due for release on September 9.

To celebrate the pre-sale of Automaton, CRASHDÏET serve up another delicacy in the form of a new single and video, ‘Together Whatever’, which is available now on all digital platforms.

‘Together Whatever’ is a true party anthem! Exploding with raging guitars and scorching vocals, it’s a tribute to the decadent good old days and the band’s early roots.

Listen to ‘Together Whatever’ HERE

Watch the new music video for ‘Together Whatever’ HERE or below:

Just like a gigantic robotic machine with pre-determined instructions, failure was never an option…

No matter what obstacles may have come their way in the past, CRASHDÏET have always marched forward, delivering their own style of Sleaze Metal they have become so well known for. Automaton contains 12 powerful sing-along anthems with massive drums, guitars, bass, and powering vocals (including a surprise special guest and a haunting voice from the past).

AUTOMATON TRACK LISTING:

  1. Automaton
  2. Together Whatever
  3. Shine On
  4. No Man’s Land
  5. Darker Minds
  6. Dead Crusade
  7. Powerline (feat. Michael Starr)
  8. Resurrection Of The Damned
  9. We Die Hard
  10. Shell Shock
  11. Unbroken
  12. I Can’t Move On (Without You)

Pre-order/add/save ‘Automaton’ HERE

Source: Crusader / Golden Robot Records

LONG LIVE CRASHDÏET.

DUMB NUMBERS (And) MELVINS Release The “BROKEN PIPE” EP ON April 29 Via Joyful Noise Recordings

Posted in Hard Rock, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on April 3, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Dumb Numbers (and) Melvins

April 1, 2022 – Dumb Numbers and the Melvins join forces for one of the season’s most unusual releases, a three-song single, dubbed the Broken Pipe EP (April 29, Joyful Noise Recordings), which arrives via a sawblade-shaped, limited-edition vinyl 12-inch.

The title track is streaming now (https://lnk.to/BrokenPipe).

The collection, which is not the first time the musicians have partnered together (see their 2015 JNR split series), also finds The Jesus Lizard’s David Yow lending his vocals to the track, “So-Called Solid Objects,” and longtime Melvins’ production partner, Toshi Kasai, remixing the song “Harvel.”

“I’m severely honoured to work with Buzz and Dale on this release,” says Dumb Numbers’ Adam Harding. “I actually wrote one of the songs in 1997 after seeing the Melvins play in my hometown of Geelong, Australia. I never dreamed that 20 years later I would get to record it with them.”

Pre-orders for the 1200-piece, hand-numbered release are available now (https://www.joyfulnoiserecordings.com/products/broken-pipe-ep), with the EP also available digitally.

Dumb Numbers (and) Melvins Broken Pipe EP cover by Mackie Osborne

Broken Pipe EP track list:

  1. Broken Pipe
  2. Harvel (Toshi Kasai re-mix)
  3. So-Called Solid Objects (featuring David Yow)

Joyfulnoiserecordings.com

Instagram.com/joyfulnoiserecs

Source: Speakeasy Public Relations & Marketing

L.A. COBRA – Release New Single ‘She’s My Prison’

Posted in Hair Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on April 2, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Recently signed to Crusader Records / Golden Robot Records, South African sleaze rockers L.A. COBRA have released their first single for the label, ‘She’s My Prison’, which is available now on all digital platforms.

Formed in November 2005, L.A. COBRA is the only sleaze/glam/hair metal band on the African continent. They are the “sleaze rocking hair metal stars” from Pretoria (home of multi-platinum rock superstars SEETHER), flying the 80’s glam rock flag from the handlebars of their Harley’s whilst making a name for themselves internationally and locally.

‘She’s My Prison’, is an anthemic arena rock single that revolves around the restrictive nature of a failed relationship. The track features screaming guitars, thunderous drums and bass, and a sing-along chorus that fans will distinctly recognize as L.A. COBRA.

Listen to ‘She’s My Prison’ HERE

ABOUT L.A. COBRA:

L.A. Cobra has been let loose to cause a rebellion amongst the youth with their revival of the 80’s glam era. Largely influenced by 80’s rock bands like Mötley Crüe, Guns & Roses, W.A.S.P. and Skid Row, L.A. COBRA is all about girls, Harley’s, big hair and a good time.

The band is: Don Cobra on vocals and guitar, Spade on lead guitar, Ewil on bass guitar and Callie ‘The Animal’ on drums, bringing back those memorable guitar solos and “balls to the wall” hard rock shows we’re all starved for. With a modern twist from their song-writing as we know them, these guys are the real deal, and live rock and roll!

L.A. Cobra and Crusader Records will have a slew of announcements in 2022 including new music, merchandise, tours and a whole lot more…stay tuned.

On-Line:
https://www.facebook.com/lacobraband
https://www.facebook.com/goldenrobotrecords/

Source: Crusader / Golden Robot Records

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP Releases First Single/Video, “Emergency,” From Upcoming New Studio Album “Universal” – Preorders Available

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, music videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 26, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo by Tina Korhonen)

“Emergency” is the haunting opening track of MSG’s upcoming new studio album, Universal, set for release on May 27th via Atomic Fire Records.

The album’s first single comes along with an official music video, produced by Justin Griffiths. Comments MICHAEL SCHENKER, “‘Emergency’ is quite a complicated song with different rhythms but catchy at the same time. It’s fun to play and to listen to. Enjoy and keep on rocking.”

View MSG’s “Emergency” video at THIS LOCATION or below:

Listen, stream, or download the track HERE.

Universal will be available as a CD digipak (including two bonus tracks), Earbook (CD including two bonus tracks), on vinyl, and digitally. Find preordering options at THIS LOCATION.

Universal Track Listing:

  1. Emergency
  2. Under Attack
  3. Calling Baal
  4. A King Has Gone
  5. The Universe
  6. Long Long Road
  7. Wrecking Ball
  8. Yesterday Is Dead
  9. London Calling
  10. Sad Is The Song
  11. Au Revoir
    CD + Earbook Bonus Tracks:
  12. Turn Off The World
  13. Fighter

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE MSG.

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP Announces US Dates For The 50th Anniversary Universal – World Tour 2022

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 24, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo by Tina Korhonen)

Few rock guitarists on this planet have had such a lasting influence on so many renowned musicians as MICHAEL SCHENKER. With his outstandingly fluid style, inexhaustible wealth of ideas, and instinctive feel for hooks and melodies, MICHAEL SCHENKER is a living legend who, despite his longstanding and distinguished history, still impresses with his unflagging energy and drive. The blond stringsman from Sarstedt, Germany (near Hanover) began his international career in the early 1970s with the Scorpions, achieved worldwide fame after joining British rock group U.F.O., and then seamlessly continued his exceptional global success story under his own name, as well as with acts such as MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP (otherwise known as MSG), Temple Of Rock, and MICHAEL SCHENKER Fest. SCHENKER and his career, which has spanned more than five decades, are absolute exceptions in the otherwise short-lived music industry.

To celebrate his latest MSG album, Universal, scheduled for release on May 27th through Atomic Fire Records, as well as his 50th anniversary of recording, MSG will embark upon an extended US tour this Fall. The trek will run from September 27th through November 6th. See all confirmed dates below.

MSG US Tour 2022 w/ Eric Martin, Images Of Eden:
9/27/2022 The Coach House – San Juan Capistrano, CA
9/28/2022 Goldfield Trading Post – Roseville, CA
9/29/2022 Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
10/01/2022 Saban Theater – Los Angeles, CA
10/02/2022 Count’s Vamp’d – Las Vegas, NV
10/04/2022 Oriental Theater – Denver, CO
10/06/2022 Pop’s – Sauget, IL
10/07/2022 Des Plaines Theater – Des Plaines, IL
10/08/2022 Arcada Theater – St. Charles, IL
10/09/2022 Pabst Theater – Milwaukee, WI
10/11/2022 The Art Theater – Hobart, IN
10/12/2022 Piere’s – Ft. Wayne, IN
10/14/2022 The King Of Clubs – Columbus, OH
10/15/2022 Agora Theater – Cleveland, OH
10/16/2022 Harpo’s – Detroit, MI
10/17/2022 Jergels – Pittsburgh, PA
10/19/2022 The Vault – New Bedford, MA * MSG only
10/20/2022 Flying Monkey – Plymouth, NH
10/21/2022 Cabot Theater – Beverly, MA
10/22/2022 Sony Hall – New York, NY
10/23/2022 Newton Theater – Newton, NJ
10/25/2022 Keswick Theater – Glenside, PA
10/26/2022 Tally Ho – Leesburg, VA
10/27/2022 Sherman Theater – Stroudsburg, PA

w/ Damon Johnson & The Get Ready, Images Of Eden:
10/29/2022 Bogarts – Cincinnati, OH
10/30/2022 Brooklyn Bowl – Nashville, TN
w/ W.A.S.P., Armored Saint:
11/02/2022 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
11/03/2022 Concrete Street Pavilion – Corpus Christi TX
11/04/2022 Eaton Arena – San Antonio, TX
11/05/2022 Amplified Live – Dallas, TX
11/06/2022 Tulsa Theater – Tulsa, OK

MSGUS Tour 2022 Lineup:
Michael Schenker – lead guitar
Ronnie Romero – vocals
Bodo Schopf – drums
Steve Mann – keyboards, guitars
Barend Courbois – bass

MSG’s Universal will feature all the strengths of this exceptional musician: first-rate songs with anthemic melodies, catchy guitar riffs, and inspiring solos. As fans have come to expect, SCHENKER has once again enlisted a number of prestigious fellow musicians for the recording of his new studio production, among them, as main vocalist, Ronnie Romero (Rainbow, Vandenberg), who will also be MSG’s frontman on their upcoming tour, Michael Kiske (Helloween) and Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear), keyboard player Steve Mann (Lionheart), drummers Simon Phillips (Toto, The Who), Brian Tichy (Whitesnake, Foreigner), Bobby Rondinelli (Rainbow), and Bodo Schopf (Eloy), as well as legendary bassists Bob Daisley (Black Sabbath), Barry Sparks (Yngwie Malmsteen, Dokken) and Barend Courbois (Blind Guardian, Zakk Wylde), with Tony Carey as a very special guest.

Stay tuned for more MSG news coming soon!

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE MSG.

Heavy Metal Icons ANVIL Return With New Album “Impact Is Imminent” + Share First Single And Video Clip!

Posted in classic rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 12, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Heavy Metal pioneers ANVIL have announced the release of a brand new studio album, entitled Impact Is Imminent, due out on May 20, 2022 via AFM Records!

The Canadian trio belongs to one of the most distinctive bands of their genre, often cited as having influenced notable metal acts such as Slayer, MEGADETH, Metallica and Anthrax. After 40 years in the music industry, touring the world in sold-out venues, and garnering critically acclaim for Anvil! The Story Of Anvil – the number 1 music documentary of every metalhead – the iconic band returns with their nineteenth album.

On Impact Is Imminent, ANVIL fires off merciless riff attacks, relentlessly driving drums and impressive bass grooves, complemented by vocal melodies and lyrics that inevitably drill themselves into the listener’s aural tract. As always, Kudlow and founding member and drummer Robb Reiner, are at the epicentre of this heavy metal extravaganza. For the past eight years, they have been supported by bassist Chris Robertson, who not only complements the ANVIL fold on a personal level, but also enhances the tracks with his powerful low frequency bass parts and backing vocals.

Today, ANVIL shared a first single alongside a music video for the full pedal-to-the-metal anthem ‘Ghost Shadow’! Says charismatic frontman Lips: “Ghost Shadow is my 6th sense telling me I’m being watched! Could be internet trolls or paranormal phenomenon! Either way the song is heavy as fuck!!“

“None of our previous albums blends music and lyrics into as tight a unit as ‘Impact Is Imminent’,” enthuses Lips on the fourteen songs on the group’s new album. “Everything comes together homogeneously. As a result, the new material sounds monolithic, right down to the very last details, both in terms of rhythm and harmonies. In the past, our studio sessions were sometimes like a little like jumping in at the deep end, with us having to improvise a lot and making decisions at short notice. Working on ‘Impact Is Imminent’, not only was there plenty of time for the songwriting process in the run-up to the recordings, but I also had the leisure to put all my ideas to the acid test and work on them until they were perfect.”

Like its three predecessors ‘Anvil Is Anvil’ (2016), ‘Pounding The Pavement’ (2018) and ‘Legal At Last’ (2019), ‘Impact Is Imminent’ was produced by Martin ‘Mattes’ Pfeiffer (U.D.O., among others) and Jörg Uken at Uken’s Soundlodge studios, so the successful combination consisting of Anvil/Pfeiffer/Uken has struck again.

The album pre-sale of Impact Is Imminent, available as CD, Vinyl and Digital formats on May 20, 2022, has just started at THIS LOCATION!

Tracklist:

  1. Take A Lesson
  2. Ghost Shadow
  3. Another Gun Fight
  4. Fire Rain
  5. Teabag
  6. Don‘t Look Back
  7. Someone To Hate
  8. Bad Side Of Town
  9. Wizard´s Wand
  10. Lockdown
  11. Explosive Energy
  12. The Rabbit Hole
  13. Shockwave
  14. Gomez

ANVIL:
SteveLipsKudlow – Vocals/Guitar
Robb Reiner – Drums
Chris Robertson – Bass/Vocals

https://www.facebook.com/anvilmetal

https://www.afm-records.de

Source: AFM Records

LONG LIVE ANVIL.

ALICE COOPER – Red Laminate Concert Review From Monsters of Rock Cruise Royal Theater, February 12, 2022 – By Tanis Enos

Posted in classic rock, concerts, Hard Rock, hard rock music, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 11, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

This year’s Monsters of Rock Cruise was captained by none other than Alice Cooper. Due to the size, the amount of guests on the cruise and the size of the room in which Alice would be performing, the cruise decided to split guests into two groups. The red group would see Alice perform on the 12th while the blue group would see him on the 13th. The red group’s show started at 7:30 PM and the crowd packed in quickly.

The stage was hidden by a beautiful curtain that would rise revealing a scaled down, yet still highly decorated, version of Alice’s normal stage set up. The crowd roared as the intro of “Feed My Frankenstein” began. Members of the band walked on stage and began to play. Right after the first strum all sound in the house vanished. Fans began pointing at their ears trying to let the band know we could not here them. The band finished the song and they all exited the stage, Alice leaving with noticeable anger.

Ryan Roxie informed a group of fans, who attended an unannounced Rock N’ Roll Parking Lot (on a boat), what had happened that night. According to Roxie, Alice was the first band to use the curtain on this cruise. As the curtain lifted it pulled the main cable to the PA system out completely. The crew worked hard and fast to figure out the issue and sound was restored within five minutes. Roxie also let fans know that because everyone on stage was wearing a monitor and could hear what they were playing, they did not realize what was going on. It was not until the second verse of the song that they noticed something was wrong. Roxie said they all looked out trying to find the devoted fans and did not understand why everyone was not singing along.

Once the technical difficulty was fixed the show continued without a single problem. Even though the stage and set up were smaller than normal, that did not stop Alice from pulling out all the stops. Props were used as normal including crutches, knives, and canes. During “Billion Dollar Babies” a giant baby paraded on stage meeting Alice’s minions who brought out a giant confetti cannon that shot gold, silver, and green pieces of confetti, as well as fake money with Alice’s face on it into the audience.

The fun continued all through the show as Alice and his gang of ghouls wowed the audience with their fine-tuned sound and silly stage antics. During “Teenage Frankenstein” Alice chased his band around the stage with arms stretched out in frontof him and knees locked like Frankenstein. It did not stop there. As Alice and his band walked back on stage for the famous encore of “School’s Out” one extra musician joined them. Taime Downe of Faster Pussycat came out to sing and enjoy the pleasure of popping many confetti filled balloons over the crowd with one of Alice’s knives.

Alice has been performing for over 50 years and at the ripe age of 74, is still performing with as much heart and soul as he did when he first began. His voice has not changed and everything you have heard about Alice Cooper you get times 10.

Tanis Enos

LONG LIVE ALICE COOPER.

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