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Hamferð – Sign To Metal Blade Records

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on October 1, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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From Metal Blade Records:

We are very excited to welcome Hamferð from the Faroe Islands to the Metal Blade roster! The band will be releasing a new album in 2018.

Hamferð comments: “We’re thrilled and proud to announce that we have signed a recording agreement with Metal Blade Records! Since we started out back in 2008 we have worked closely with our local label TUTL. The cooperation has been rewarding and our ties will not be severed completely. However, for the upcoming album and in the future we felt it was time to work with an internationally renowned metal label to hopefully help take Hamferð to the next level as a band. We feel positive and confident about Metal Blade’s setup and their commitment towards quality as the label houses many of our favorite artists and has released a ton of groundbreaking releases. Their legacy and dedication to metal music is vital. Our new record has been a long time coming. Needless to say, we are extremely excited to finally set it up for release!”

About Hamferð:

Hamferð refers to an apparition: the image of a person facing death, appearing before his or her loved ones as an omen.

“Faroese doom metal” is a powerful sound. Exclusive to this self-styled tag is Hamferð. For a near decade, the funeral dressed sextet has been casting a unique expression rooted in conceptual tragedy and intense, narrative doom metal.

“Hamferð is heavily inspired by our natural surroundings and our cultural heritage. Those aspects combine into unique feelings and atmospheres which we attempt to describe through our music”, comments guitarist Theodor Kapnas.

Faroese history and folklore are mixed together with grand atmospheres, a trademark that has earned worldwide attention. Stages at festivals such as Inferno, Midgardsblot, Tuska, Summer Breeze, Wacken and many more have been turned into funerary ceremonies. Touring with bands like Amorphis and Moonsorrow has further garnered the band a respected reputation due to strong yet solemn live performances.

The lyrical and conceptual approach is ambitious in scope. People are drawn to it, even though the band sings in their native tongue, Faroese. With a highly engaging idea concerning lyrics and songwriting, the hour has arrived to close a conceptual trilogy which commenced with the 2010 EP Vilst er siðsta fet, continued with the internationally acclaimed 2013 full-length album Evst, and is now concluded with the new album, soon to be announced.

Hamferð line-up:
Jon Aldara – Vocals
John Egholm – Guitar
Theodor Kapnas – Guitar
Isak Petersen – Bass
Esmar Joensen – Keyboards
Remi Johannesen – Drums

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LONG LIVE METAL.

STONE.

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SHAKRA – New Studio Album “Snakes & Ladders” Releases On November 10th, via AFM Records!

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

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Switzerlands’ Hard Rock warriors, aka SHAKRA, are releasing a new studio album on November 10th, via AFM Records: Snakes & Ladders. P.S… this album is scalding and smokin’ Hard Rock!! – Stone

PRE-ORDER SHAKRAS‘ NEW ALBUM “SNAKES & LADDERS” NOW! FIRST SINGLE OUT NOW! CHECK OUT THE VIDEO!

Pre-Order Link Switzerland: https://lnk.to/SnakesAndLadders

Pre-Order Link Europe:
http://promo.afm-records.de/de/shakra

Pre Order Link Worldwide:
http://promo.afm-records.de/en/shakra

SHAKRA:

Vocals: Mark Fox
Guitar: Thom Blunier
Guitar: Thomas Muster
bass: Dominik Pfister
Drums: Roger Tanner

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* For more info on SHAKRA: Shakra

Source:

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

LONG LIVE SHAKRA.

SHAKRA KICKS HARD ROCK ASS.

STONE.

ELVENKING “Secrets Of The Magick Grimoire” – Releases On November 10th, via AFM Records

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on September 20, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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Italian Folk Power Metal band Elvenking will unleash their new studio album “Secrets Of The Magick Grimoire” on November 10th. Prepare for ELVENKING‘s most epic release ever!

Pre-order: http://bit.ly/2xjJvGM

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Source:

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

LONG LIVE ELVENKING.

STONE.

SWEET & LYNCH “Unified” – New Studio Album Releases November 10th! New Music Videos Streaming!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on September 18, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

From Frontiers Music srl:

Two new songs and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the new Sweet & Lynch album is available for your enjoyment! New album, UNIFIED out November 10th!

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Stone Says: Michael Sweet and George Lynch have done it again! These 2 new songs are super, fantastic and addicting ear candy! Whoa.

“Afterlife” (lyric) https://youtu.be/ErnZeGPHNRI

“Promised Land” (audio) https://youtu.be/C3KsWifXpdA

Behind-The-Scenes https://youtu.be/bgAi7p5msg8

http://www.frontiers.it/

LONG LIVE SWEET & LYNCH.

STONE.

OZ – New Studio Album “Transition State” Releases On October 20th, Via AFM Records!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on September 17, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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Finnish Heavy Metal cult band OZ is back! More than five years after the re-start of their career with the ”Burning Leather” release, the band led my founding member and drummer Mark Ruffneck finally delivers the anticipated new studio album (their first all new songs album since 1991!), titled “Transition State” (out October 20th). And OZ doesn’t fail to impress with thirteen cracking and fresh, traditional Metal tracks of immensely high quality. Even though Ruffneck is the last remaining member left from the original line-up, OZ are as strong as ever and continue to haunt you with the relentless, uncompromising sound they are known for!

OZ line-up:

Mark Ruffneck – Drums & Percussion
Vince Kojvula – Vocals
Johnny Gross – Guitar
Juzzy Kangas – Guitar
Peppy Peltola – Bass

Transition State – Track List:

1. Bone Crusher
2. Restless
3. Heart Of A Beast
4. Drag You To Hell
5. Whore Of Babylon (Bonus Track)
6. The Witch
7. In A Shadow Of A Shotgun
8. Never Close Your Eyes
9. The Mountain
10. Demonized
11. We’ll Never Die
12. Sister Red (Bonus Track)
13. Midnight Screams (Bonus Track)

Press Release Source:

Pre-order: https://shop.afm-records.de/oz/

OZ Official

LONG LIVE OZ.

LONG LIVE AFM RECORDS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

STONE.

HATEBREED – Set To Tour In October With Special Guests: DYING FETUS, CODE ORANGE And TWITCHING TONGUES

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on September 17, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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HATEBREED will embark on their 20 Years Of Desire / 15 Years Of Perseverance Tour this October 26th, in Houston Texas! Special guests are: DYING FETUS, CODE ORANGE and TWITCHING TONGUES. Check out the tour dates, cities and venues below and… Metal Be Thy Name! – Stone

10/26 Houston, TX Proof Bar
10/27 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Bar
10/28 Toluca De Lerdo, MX Knotfest Mexico
11/22 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
11/24 Worcester, MA The Palladium
11/25 Philadelphia, PA TLA
11/26 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Soundstage
11/27 Greensboro, NC Arizona Pete’s
11/29 St. Petersburg, FL The State Theatre
11/30 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
12/01 Louisville, KY Diamond Pub Concert Hall
12/02 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
12/03 Chicago, IL Metro
12/05 Detroit, MI The Majestic
12/06 Toronto, ON Opera House
12/07 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
12/08 New Haven, CT Toad’s Place
12/09 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom

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* For band info, click on links below:

Twitching Tongues
Hatebreed, Dying Fetus, Code Orange

LONG LIVE HATEBREED.

LONG LIVE DYING FETUS.

LONG LIVE CODE ORANGE & TWITCHING TONGUES.

STONE.

DESTRUCTION “Thrash Anthems II” – Releases On November 11th, via Nuclear Blast Records!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on September 17, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

From the Destruction facebook:

In 2007, DESTRUCTION proved how successful re-recording some of their timeless classics and re-imagining history could be. The follow-up to 2007’s Thrash Anthems is ready to rock the Metal world and shows how fans can be part of both a band’s history and future. For Thrash Anthems II, DESTRUCTION called upon on their loyal fans through PledgeMusic to help them create the record and contribute to the band’s epic history.

Mastermind Schmier states:
“As it is a part of our past to relaunch classic songs from our history with a fresh face and we had many demands on a Thrash Anthems continuation, we decided to do a second part of this re-animation of classic 80s DESTRUCTION material. For us it was important to choose the tracks with the fans and first when NB did not wanna do the album, we decided to do a pledge campaign to raise the funds for the production, together with the die hards.

To make a long story short, we know not everybody will like these new versions of those thrash evergreens (just listen to the originals then) but it was an important task for us to keep them alive for a whole new generation of metalheads that love those fresh and brutal new recordings. We are very happy now, that our label is finally releasing this collection of thrash classics. The vibe on this record is so vicious, uncommercial and has this 80s feeling with an even more aggressive edge and THAT is was made our THRASH so special, in the good old days and now!”

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Pre-order Thrash Anthems II here: http://nblast.de/DestructionTAIINB

* For more band info:

Destruction

LONG LIVE DESTRUCTION.

LONG LIVE OLD SCHOOL THRASH METAL.

STONE.

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