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Josh Freese To Release “Just A Minute, Vol. 1” – Out October 29, 2021 On Loosegroove Records

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , on September 15, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

A Collection of One Minute Songs Written and Recorded By Freese 
During the 2020 Covid Pandemic

Freese on tour with Sting, The Offspring and Devo…

(Los Angeles, CA) – September 2021 – Like many musicians during 2020, Josh Freese (drummer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, & composer) began writing and recording every day from home.  Freese announced last May on social media, “In a series I’m calling ‘Quickies,’ I’ve recorded 1 min songs that I’ll start posting in the next day. Solely for the fact that it’s been the most fun I’ve had creatively in a long time and I’m getting off on it.”  Sure enough, the songs (accompanied with original videos directed by Josh) went viral across Josh’s rabid social media fanbase.  Now, the entire collection will be available to purchase

Loosegroove Records, a label owned by Stone Gossard (Pearl Jam) and Regan Hagar (Malfunkshun, Brad, Satchel), are excited to release Josh Freese Just A Minute, Vol. 1, which features 20 one-minute songs all written and composed by Josh Freese.

Some featured tracks on the record include “The Dwarves And The Queens” – Josh explains “I love the Dwarves and I love the Queens Of The Stone Age and have been a part of both their extended families for over 20 years. The bands were friends, had a big falling out years ago and it’s never been the same. I’ve always thought it was a shame and that they somehow should be friends again one day. I like ’em better together than apart….a couple of the last real rock n’ roll bands out there still doing it. This song comes from pure love for all those guys.”

“Heavy Metal Car Collection” garnered an impressive response from the interwebs when it was first posted earlier this year.  Josh thoughtfully reflects on the cut, “If Cardi B can sing about her ‘Wet A** P***y’ I should be able to sing about some heavy metal guy’s car collection. The original title was “Vince Neil’s Car Collection” but I’m already talking about him in one of the other tracks (Headlock Headlock Nicolas Cage.) Vince doesn’t need two songs about him. Maybe my next record will be a whole Vince Neil concept album? With the state we find ourselves living in right now I think it’s my responsibility to talk about issues like this and hopefully get a dialogue going between people and make the world a better place. I know you know what I’m talking about.”

Stream Heavy Metal Car Collection and The Dwarves And The Queens, here and watch the original video for HMCC here.
 
Pre Save/Pre Order  Just A Minute, Vol 1 here

The record will be available on vinyl & digitally everywhere on October 29, 2021. Complete track listing below.

Artist: Josh Freese
Album: Just A Minute, Vol 1.
Release Date: October 29, 2021

Side A 
1. Aint Nuthin Funny Bout 2020
2. Where I Have To Go
3. The Dwarves and The Queens
4. Can’t Get Married, Can’t Get Buried
5. Baby’s First Beard
6. I Might Fix It
7. Headlock Headlock Nicolas Cage
8. The Ghost Of Hardy Fox
9. Disneyland Is Closed
10. Foaming Meats

Side B
1. Heavy Metal Car Collection
2. Wanda Is White
3. 2020 Blues
4. Get Help
5. Margot Robbie
6. I Took You To The Fair, Didn’t I Ruf
7. Your Body Is A Nightmare
8. Learning To Like It
9. Mom Buns
10. Lock Down
 

About Josh Freese:

Josh is most notably known for this work as a member of both The Vandals and Devo.   He also has appeared on over 400+ records and has toured with bands such as Guns N Roses, A Perfect Circle, Nine Inch Nails, Weezer  Paramore, Sting, The Replacements, Devo, The Vandals & more. 

More on Josh in his own words! 
     
“If you hate reading bio’s as much as I hate writing them, I’ll do us both a favor and try and make this short and painless. I’ve been playing drums with everyone under the sun for the past 30 yrs. Joined the musicians union when I was 12 to play Top 40 out at Disneyland and then started touring and making records when I was 15. I’ve appeared on hundreds of records with artists ranging from Michael Buble to Suicidal Tendencies. Nine Inch Nails to Glen Campbell. Sting to The Vandals. A Perfect Circle to Danny Elfman. DEVO to Guns n’ Roses. The Replacements to Weezer to…you get the picture. A bunch of fantastic artists and probably twice as many bad ones. I’ve made some solo records and have co-written songs with Queens Of The Stone Age, Guns n Roses, Sting, The Vandals, A Perfect Circle, Devo and more.

It’s been full steam ahead since I left the 10th grade to go on tour up until March 2020. Once I realized I was going to be home for more than 20 minutes for the first time ever (and most of my work vanished for the foreseeable future) I had to figure out how I was going to keep sane and stay creative. I retreated out to my studio to write songs with no agenda or expectations. I needed an escape from the ’no fun real world’ that was just outside the studio door and wanted to utilize finally having some time to myself….to be myself. Once again, writing songs that I wasn’t going to do anything ‘professionally’ with. I had no plans to release them and didn’t care about ever trying to make a dime with any of it. I was just ENJOYING doing it and entertaining myself. Maybe I’d make some wacky little videos on my iPhone and stick em up on instagram? And that’s what I started doing a bit of. But then when one of your best friends (and longtime cheerleaders) is Stone Gossard who just happens to have his own label and he comes to you saying “let’s put this thing out” I didn’t have to think twice about it. Sure, why not? After all, it’s what we do and this album is a great example of something being done creatively from a completely pure and honest place. Just take the lyrics to “Headlock Headlock Nicolas Cage” or “Your Body Is A Nightmare” and I think you’ll agree.
 
I feel like my solo records are similar to a tree falling in the forest. They might go completely unnoticed…but if you happen to have one land on you it’s going to do some damage…and you’ll probably never walk the same.”

Follow Josh Freese:
Facebook — Instagram — YouTube

Source: MAD Ink PR

LONG LIVE JOSH FREESE.

FAITH NO MORE – STATEMENT ON TOUR CANCELATION 

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , on September 14, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Sept. 14, 2021 – Faith No More have issued a statement regarding the band’s tour cancelation:

“To say that we feel shattered by these cancellations would be a complete understatement. It has been a real challenge to return to this music after a 5 year absence, but we have been working hard for a few months now, and these last few rehearsals left no doubt that we were back to top form, which makes this statement very difficult to write.

Coming on almost two years of pandemic and lack of work, it has been heartbreaking to give our crew the news. We consider our crew like family. And then, equally importantly, we are aware of what this means to our fans, who have been patiently supporting us– hoping, as we have, for a break in this frustrating situation. Many folks have taken isolation quite hard, and patiently waited as shows have been postponed time and time again. This will be tough for them.

And yet in spite of all this, we have a family member who needs help. We believe that forging ahead with these dates would have had a profoundly destructive effect on Mike, whose value to us as a brother means more to us than his job as singer. He can count on our 100% support to do what he needs to do to get things right. Just as we also ask for your support right now.

Thank you for continuing to believe in us.”

– Bill, Jon, Mike B. & Roddy”

Impacted dates:

September 16 Maryland Heights, MO Saint Louis Music Park

September 18 Chicago, IL Riot Fest

September 21 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE

September 22 Newport, KY Ovation Pavilion

September 24 Kansas City, MO Grinders

September 25 Indianola, IA Knotfest

October 10 Sacramento, CA Aftershock Festival

October 15 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena

October 16 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center

October 18 Oakland, CA Oakland Arena

October 22 Los Angeles, CA Banc of California Stadium

October 23 Los Angeles, CA Banc of California Stadium

LONG LIVE FAITH NO MORE.

SIREN’S RAIN – Stream New Single “Rise Forth” 

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , on September 12, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

The epic folk metal outfit have unsheathed their new single, “Rise Forth”, which is streaming now exclusively via V13. The song is the title track from the new album landing on the 8th October 2021.

Listen here: https://v13.net/2021/09/rise-forth-and-immediately-hear-sirens-rains-new-single-premiere/

The band comments:

Rise Forth” is the title track from the first full-length album from SIREN’S RAIN. A battle song, “Rise Forth” has a Viking metal feel to it, complimented by group frame drums, reminiscent of the ominous drums of war parties. Rich Hurst, vocalist of JESUS WEARS ARMANI and armoured combat fighter, lends his voiceover talents to the track. The unrelenting ending of the song was written to encourage maximum audience participation in the pit.”

Social Links:

Website: https://www.sirensrain.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sirensrainband

Pre-order the album here: https://sirensrain.bandcamp.com/album/rise-forth

Source: C Squared Music

Siren’s Rain are from Tacoma Washington.

LONG LIVE SIREN’S RAIN.

Rat Pak Records Set To Release dUg Pinnick (King’s X) “Joy Bomb”

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , on September 10, 2021 by Metal Odyssey


From Rat Pak Records:

Legendary bassist and King’s X frontman dUg Pinnick is gearing up to add another highlight to his storied career, releasing his fifth solo album Joy Bomb on October 15th via Rat Pak Records. The upcoming album is dUg’s first solo album of new material since 2013’s Naked and features twelve brand new tracks with one bonus track.

Joy Bomb is a collection of tunes I’ve been writing for the last two years,” dUg says. “The pandemic has made me go deeper into myself and how to deal with everything and everyone in a new way. These songs are all about truth the way I see it, and I’m thankful that at 71 I can still make music that hopefully matters. Joy Bomb is my latest offer.”

From the charging rhythms of album opener “Jon Boy” all the way through the barnstorming closing track “Making Sense Of The Bones,” dUg proves that age is nothing to him and provides an album packed with the groove, swagger and soul that he has honed and perfected over his extensive career. dUg’s ability to combine a multitude of his influences into one seamless offering is on full display, tapping into everyone from Rage Against The Machine to Sly Stone to Black Sabbath. “A Long Way From Home,” “Like A Wolf” and “The Poison” show why dUg is still one of the best in metal and rock, while “I Can’t Fight This Feeling,” “Social Distancing” and “Long Live Love” exemplify his ability to think outside the box and expand his range.

Track Listing:
01 Jon Boy
02 A Long Way From Home
03 Key Changer
04 Equally Divided
05 I Can’t Fight This Feeling
06 Like A Wolf
07 Social Distancing
08 Love And Fear
09 Long Live Love
10 Slaves
11 The Poison
12 Making Sense Of The Bones
13 Like A Wolf (Reprise)

Long Live dUg Pinnick.

DISTORTION MUSIC GROUP – Kataklysm / Ex Deo Frontman Maurizio Iacono Launches New Label Imprint 

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , , on September 7, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

DISTORTION MUSIC GROUP is a new boutique record label helmed by industry veteran and Juno award winner, Maurizio Iacono. Having fronted the long running extreme metal band Kataklysm (Nuclear Blast Records) as well as Ex Deo (Napalm Records), and Invictus (Entertainment One) over the last three decades; in addition to launching Hard Impact Music Inc. in 2008, (a music management company that quickly grew into a top performing home for metal artists worldwide), Iacono has distinguished himself as a forward-thinking music industry entrepreneur. Iacono has also helped build two thriving touring agencies: Continental Touring in North America and Decibel Touring in Europe, giving DISTORTION MUSIC GROUP a big advantage in developing musical careers through the touring outlet.

DISTORTION MUSIC GROUP aims to serve artist needs and create a partnership that benefits everyone involved in this ever changing musical climate.

View a video message from Iacono at THIS LOCATION.

Follow DISTORTION MUSIC GROUP at:
http://www.instagram.com/distortionmg

http://www.facebook.com/Distortion-Music-Group

http://www.distortionmusicgroup.com

Source: Earsplit PR

LONG LIVE DISTORTION MUSIC GROUP.

MNRVA – Sign To Black Doomba Records

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , on September 2, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Conjuring ludicrously distorted guitar tones and guttural lows, doom-fuzz trio MNRVA combine the essence of doom metal with a razor-sharp sludge edge. Since forming in 2018, MNRVA have been striving to transcend the boundaries within heavy music by cultivating a progressive style. Their debut EP Black Sky provided a tantalising glimpse of MNRVA’s musical capabilities and paves the way for their upcoming full-length, releasing via Black Doomba Records.

MNRVA comments:

“We are super excited to announce we’ve signed to Black Doomba Records! The vibe they are on is the perfect fit for MNRVA and we can’t wait for everyone to hear the record in 2022.”

Tommy Stewart of Black Doomba Records comments:

“Black Doomba Records is proud to have sealed a pact with South Carolina’s MNRVA. I’m looking forward to sharing the upcoming album which is dripping with fuzzy sludgy vibes and a bit of southern style sludge. Initially I think what got me the most were the vocals, cloaked in floating and haunting melodies and the songs themselves. MNRVA will be out on vinyl and CD and I can wait to share it with fans.”

MNRVA’s forthcoming release was recorded at The Jam Room Recording Studio which has been used by the likes of south-eastern U.S. heavyweights such as BARONESS, BLACK TUSK, and KYLESA. The heavy trio strive to produce an unyielding sound blending the guitar grind of the MELVINS, the vocal interplay of MASTODON, and the post-doom heaviness of BEREFT.

Line-up:
Byron Hawk – guitar, vocals
Kevin Jennings – bass, vocals
Gina Ercolini – drums

MNRVA:

Bandcamp: https://mnrva.bandcamp.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mnrvasc

Black Doomba Records:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/blackdoombarecords/

Bandcamp: https://blackdoombarecords.bandcamp.com/

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE MNRVA.

WITHERFALL – Releases ‘Curse Of Autumn’ Guitar Tab Book With Guitar Pro Files

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , , on September 1, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

We are very pleased to announce the newest addition to the Witherfall merch store. The Curse of Autumn complete guitar tablature book. We teamed up with transcriber Evan Bradley to painstakingly transcribe all of the individual guitar tracks from Curse Of Autumn. Almost 200 pages of music, lyrics and photos. The complete guide to all the notes and fingering positions where parts are performed. Every purchase also comes with an access code to download Guitar Pro files that can be slowed down or looped.

Buy Yours here:

http://www.witherfall.com/merch

LONG LIVE WITHERFALL.

NEKROMANT – Swedish Heavy Metal Power Trio To Release ‘Temple Of Haal’ Full-Length December 3rd Via Despotz Records – New Track Streaming

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , , , on August 25, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Swedish heavy metal power trio NEKROMANT will release their fourth full-length, Temple Of Haal, via their new label home of Despotz Records this Winter. 

Hailing from the city of Vänersborg and formerly known as Serpent, NEKROMANT is renowned for delivering an authentic and effortlessly brilliant oldschool metal assault.

Standing on the shoulders of metal giants such as Black Sabbath and Pentagram, the band is well versed in the art of crushing riffs and powerful melodies, boasting a sound that echoes the might of the past with an eye cast toward the future. From a punishing percussive battery through to the Iommi-esque guitars, NEKROMANT understands that the riff is king, as demonstrated throughout their superb new long player.  

Temple Of Haal is packed with ambitious metal gems such as the epic “Behind The Veil Of Eyes” and the doom-laden “Olórin’s Song.” In advance of the record’s release, the band is pleased to unveil first single, “The Woods,” revealing of the track, “This is a classic, unapologetic heavy metal tune. We’re not content with living this modern lifestyle, detached from what really matters. ‘The Woods’ is therefore an aggressive expression of Scandinavian grumpiness.” 

Join NEKROMANT in “The Woods” at THIS LOCATION.

NEKROMANT’s Temple Of Haal will be released on CD, LP, and digitally December 3rd. Find physical preorders at THIS LOCATION and digital orders HERE

 
https://www.facebook.com/Nekromantband  

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE NEKROMANT.

MC Roads – To Release New EP ‘No Nostalgia’

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , on August 22, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Hailing from Detroit Michigan, Mike Cross is the original founding guitarist for American rock act SPONGE. Now, Cross is the lead vocalist and guitarist for his new band MC Roads, who recently signed to Golden Robot RecordsMC Roads offers up a powerful blend of melodic, guitar-driven music and classic style songs.

MC Roads will release a new single ‘Stoned In Love’ on the 6th of September ahead of the release of their EP ‘No Nostalgia’, which will be available on the 10th of September.

MC Roads have also recently dropped 2 singles ‘Call It What You Want’ and ‘Smile Like A Knife’ as a build-up leading into No Nostalgia’s release.

Listen to ‘Call It What You Want’ HERE

Listen to ‘Smile Like A Knife’ HERE

Originally recorded on 2-inch master tape, MC Roads‘ debut effort No Nostalgia on Golden Robot Records is a collection of classic style songs with a modern twist. 

With colorful lyrics and intense guitar-driven arrangements, these five songs weave a story that may at times feel a bit nostalgic, but then again, not. 

For the listener, what is laid out here is the heart and soul of its author. To be continued.

Pre-Save/Pre-Order No Nostalgia HERE

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

Source: Golden Robot Records

LONG LIVE MC ROADS

OLD MAN WIZARD – Releases “Kill Your Servants” Video

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , on August 18, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Retro rockers OLD MAN WIZARD have unleashed a video for their song “Kill Your Servants”. The track is from their upcoming release Kill Your Servants Quietly which will be released in November on CD, tape, vinyl and digital formats. 

Frontman France Roberts commented “It’s a scavenger hunt of things we’ve been told not to have in music videos. If you like the song, check the video description for a discount code”

Watch the video: https://youtu.be/EMdqK6C6bjQ

Pre-order: https://oldmanwizard.com/

Links:
https://oldmanwizard.com/ 
https://www.facebook.com/Old.Man.Wizard 
https://twitter.com/oldmanwizard

Album Credits:

Music and Lyrics by Francis Roberts

Old Man Wizard:
Francis Roberts – Lead Vocals, Guitar, Synth, Samplers
Andre Beller – Background Vocals, Bass Guitar, Violin
Kris Calabio – Background Vocals, Drums, Percussion

Produced by Francis Roberts
Artwork by Valin Mattheis

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE OLD MAN WIZARD.

DUST PROPHET – Stream New Single

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , on August 18, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Manchester, New Hampshire’s DUST PROPHET are streaming their new single “The High Capital” via The Ripple Effect. The song is inspired by John Milton’s Paradise Lost and will be released on their upcoming album which is set to come out in spring of 2022.

Listen: https://ripplemusic.blogspot.com/2021/08/dust-prophet-premieres-video-for-new.html

Drawing inspiration from humanity’s fragile existence, as well as genre-defining bands like BLACK SABBATH, KYUSS, ELECTRIC WIZARD, TOOL and CLUTCH, DUST PROPHET is poised to take the stoner & doom metal world by storm.

Guitarist/Vocalist Otto Kinzel commented:

I have always loved apocalyptic literature and the vivid imagery that comes from it. Paradise Lost is a legendary piece of literature that has inspired countless artists, and I’m no exception. I wanted to write lyrics that explored the regret of our decisions, and that “oh I really screwed up“ realization that comes with self-reflection and hindsight. You can see how Lucifer goes through this process before finally accepting his fate, which is a fate he brought upon himself.  Even though it’s a work of fiction, I relate to that feeling, as I’m sure many of us do. So lyrically The High Capital is about the story of the Fallen Angel, but it’s also about my own personal regrets and having to accept that I have made my own fate.”

Line-up:

Otto Kinzel- Guitar/Vocals
Sarah Wappler- Bass/Keyboards
Tyler MacPherson- Drums

 https://dustprophet.com
https://dustprophet.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/dustprophet
https://www.instagram.com/dustprophet

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE DUST PROPHET.

THE LAST MARTYR – To Release “Afterglow” Single

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , on August 14, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Melbourne-based metalcore band THE LAST MARTYR will release their new single, ‘Afterglow’ on August 20th 2021. The track is from their upcoming EP Purgatory. The song is a hard-hitting and nostalgic bop about young love and reflection through rose colored glasses. The track itself features a huge chorus with a twist in the middle via a trap second verse.

Vocalist, Monica Strut, shares the story behind the tune:

“Afterglow was written as an apology to a past lover whose heart I selfishly trod on. It was kind of this push/pull, will they/won’t they situation where it was hard to tell if love was actually apparent or if the idea of love was the appeal. In the end, fear and doubt got in the way before anything could eventuate.

Thinking about the time in my life this person was around, I was immediately transported to a chapter where I was young, partying a lot and living a fairly rock n’ roll lifestyle. The song is a culmination of that time where a lot of bad decisions were made yet everything seemed like an adventure.”

Produced by Chris Lalic (Windwaker, Rumours, To Octavia), the song marks the second installment of the band’s forthcoming EP and will be followed by a video clip in weeks to come.

THE LAST MARTYR are hitting the road in September for a weekend of shows with Heartline. They’ll be supporting the Adelaide band on 3 September at Enigma Bar before headlining The Workers Club on 4 September. Tickets are now available for both shows via Destroy All Lines here: destroyalllines.com/tours/heartline-w/-the-last-martyr

They will also be playing Halloween Hysteria Festival on 23 October alongside Spiderbait, Clowns, King Parrot, Gravemind and more. Tickets are available here: bit.ly/HH21Oztix

‘Afterglow,’ will be available worldwide on streaming services on 20th August.

Pre-save it now here: https://bit.ly/TLMAfterglow

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE THE LAST MARTYR.

Symphonic Metal Band Uriel To Re-Release “Multiverse”

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , on August 10, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Canadian symphonic metal band URIEL are pleased to announce that they will be re-releasing their album Multiverse on CD on October 1st 2021. The album will be available via their Bandcamp. 

Frontwoman Gaia Guarda commented “I am so happy that we will be releasing Multiverse to a new audience! We put a lot of time and effort into these songs and I’m stoked for more people to hear them.”

Order: https://urielmetal.bandcamp.com/album/multiverse

Get the digital version at “Name Your Price”: https://urielmetal.bandcamp.com/album/multiverse

Tracklisting:

1. Long Way Home
2. Multiverse 
3. Mysterious Dancer 
4. A Thousand Burdens 
5. Follow You 
6. Blood Forest 
7. Insight 
8. War Hammer 
9. Lies 
10. A Heart Underneath 

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE URIEL.

Greek Heavy Rockers CELLAR STONE Sign Multi-Album Deal with ROAR! Rock of Angels Records!

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , on August 5, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Greek heavy rockers, CELLAR STONE, have announced the signing of a multi-album deal with ROAR! Rock of Angels Records!

Earlier the band revealed that the band’s upcoming, yet-untitled, second album was mixed by Mr. Jordan Westfall (Black Stone Cherry) at Monocle Studios in Kentucky, USA. The album also features Chris Robertson (singer-guitarist Black Stone Cherry). The final result is something fresh, heavy and intensely melodic. Fourteen songs of pure heavy rock with great songwriting and an over the top production. If you love strong melodies, big choruses and guitar riffing, Cellar Stone won’t disappoint. Just dive in, the album is essential listening. More information TBA.

Watch/stream
‘One Fine Day’ (Revisited) drum playthrough – https://youtu.be/mNCywvLGySc
One Fine Day [OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO] – https://youtu.be/1ZnRjBexbGE
Burn (Deep Purple Cover) [OFFICIAL VIDEO] – https://youtu.be/u8moOEw90Ow

Influenced by the rock & metal giants of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, such as Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Thin Lizzy, UFO, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Alice In Chains, as well as the bands of today like Black Stone Cherry, Shinedown, Mastodon and Alter Bridge, CELLAR STONE are making their own statement in a characteristic way. Choruses that stick, a pandemonium of guitar harmonies and riffs and a rhythm section that grabs at you, the band is setting the scene and they won’t go unnoticed. Cellar Stone members have toured next to several famous acts such as UFO, Uriah Heep, Black Star Riders, Candlemass and Avatarium.

In May 2020, the band released their debut album “One Fine Day” independently, receiving enthusiastic reviews by many highly esteemed magazines and websites (Powerplay UK 9/10 – Metal Temple US 9/10 – Hellfire Magazine DE 8,5/10 – Bleeding4Metal DE 8/10) while it was voted as 32nd best Hard Rock album of the year by Denim & Leather US.

Buy or stream the debut album ‘One Fine Day’ album here: https://smarturl.it/cellarstone1fineday

CELLAR STONE line-up:
Aris Pirris – Vocals
George Maroulees – Guitar
Akis Rooster – Bass
George Karlis – Drums

Source: Split Screen Management

LONG LIVE CELLAR STONE.

Rat Pak Records Set To Release GEORGE LYNCH “Seamless”

Posted in Metal with tags , , on July 9, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

With over 40 years playing guitar and songwriting as a professional musician, career firsts are minimal for someone as prolific as George Lynch. On August 20th, George gets to add another highlight with the release of his first-ever full-length instrumental album, Seamless. The album features nine brand new tracks and three bonus tracks from Lynch who is backed by drummer Jimmy D’Anda and bassist Eric Loiselle. 

Seamless is my attempt at creating a guitar driven instrumental record that delivers something outside the realm of what most people would expect from a guitar instrumental record coming from a semi-redeemed 80’s hair shredder. I wanted the record to be challenging but not exhausting; personal without being belligerently self-indulgent and include a fair amount of guitar histrionics and pay tribute to the masters without making it sound like I’m competing to be the end all summation of all guitar legacies that preceded me. I also wanted the underlying music to be more than vehicles for solos; I wanted the compositions to be able to stand on their own,” explains Lynch. 

From the driving guitar riff of album opener “Quiver” to the haunting outro of album closer “Falling Apart,” it is clear George Lynch was looking to explore his writing and love for the guitar. Songs like “Cola,” “Sharks With Laser Beams,” and “Supersonic Hypnotic Groove Thing” explore the various musical styles George likes to play while giving him room to experiment with new sounds alongside his signature tone. The album on all formats includes three bonus tracks that were added to the album after the extra tracks were presented to the label. “Blue Light Effect,” House Of Eternal Return” and “The Weight” also show the musical diversity that only George Lynch as a trio can create.

TRACK LISTING

1.    Quiver

2.    Cola

3.    TJ69

4.    Death By A Thousand Licks

5.    iThink

6.    Sharks With Laser Beams

7.    Octavia

8.    Supersonic Hypnotic Groove Thing 

9.    Falling Apart

BONUS TRACKS (on CD/Digital & Download Card)

10.  Blue Light Effect (Bonus Track)

11.  House Of Eternal Return (Bonus Track)

12.  The Weight (Bonus Track)

LONG LIVE GEORGE LYNCH.

Heavy Metal Trio SLEEPLESS Release “Host Desecration” Lyric Video

Posted in Death Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , on February 27, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Rising U.S. Heavy Metal force SLEEPLESS have released a lyric video for “Host Desecration,” a track from forthcoming debut EP Blood Libel. Check it out at youtu.be/MLp2iRNulEo

Original members of 80’s death metal pioneers Dead Conspiracy, Eric Dorsett and Eric Detablan have joined forces with their old friend, guitarist, singer and production machine Kevin Hahn to form SLEEPLESS. Classic, scorching Heavy Metal pulses through debut EP Blood Libel, which will be released on March 12 via Necromantic Press Records.
 
The first single from Blood Libel, “Blood Libel (A Vampire Tale),” was released late last year and is available for purchase and streaming at the following location: sleeplessmetal.bandcamp.com/track/blood-libel-a-vampire-tale
 
Heavy metal inspired by an internal need to slam accepted dogma and to shed light on a dark past that is largely forgotten, Blood Libel is the genuine article! Metal, thrash, melody, and at times, depressive introspection, add up to a memorable gut-punch of an EP.
 
“The trick is that they are meant to be a traditional heavy metal act, but the death metal history makes its way into the actual music itself, thus creating something that could be heavy/death metal? Blood Libel is a quick taste of something stellar in the making.”
– Sleeping Village Reviews
 
“A classic heavy metal EP, influenced by a determination to bring dark history into the light and change perspectives, in the process. Combining melodic thrash with bleak contemplation, ‘BL’ packs a punch.”
– Rock Queen Reviews
 
 
Source: ClawHammer PR
 

LONG LIVE SLEEPLESS.

STONE.

ROB ZOMBIE – “The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy” Releases On March 12th, 2021

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on December 26, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

On March 12th, 2021, the new studio album from Rob Zombie releases via Nuclear Blast. Titled The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy, this will be the seventh full-length album from Rob Zombie.

It’s been five years since we’ve seen a new studio album from Rob Zombie, with his last releasing back in April of 2016, titled: The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser.

Track Listing:

  1. Expanding the Head of Zed
  2. The Triumph of King Freak (A Crypt of Preservation and Superstition)
  3. The Ballad of Sleazy Rider
  4. Hovering Over the Dull Earth
  5. Shadow of the Cemetery Man
  6. A Brief Static Hum and Then the Radio Blared
  7. 18th Century Cannibals, Excitable Morlocks and a One-Way Ticket On the Ghost Train
  8. The Eternal Struggles of the Howling Man
  9. The Much Talked of Metamorphosis
  10. The Satanic Rites of Blacula
  11. Shower of Stones
  12. Shake Your Ass-Smoke Your Grass
  13. Boom-Boom-Boom
  14. What You Gonna Do with That Gun Mama
  15. Get Loose
  16. The Serenity of Witches
  17. Crow Killer Blues

LONG LIVE ROB ZOMBIE.

STONE.

WITHERFALL – Announced As Special Guest On Evergrey’s “Recharging Europe Tour 2021”

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on December 19, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

WITHERFALL – Announced As Special Guest On Evergrey’s “Recharging Europe Tour 2021”

In support of their new album “Escape Of The Phoenix” via AFM Records on February 26th 2021 Swedish progressive metal band EVERGREY will be hitting the road for an extensive tour throughout Europe in 2021.

As special guest EVERGREY invited no less than dark melodic heavy metal juggernaut from Los Angeles WITHERFALL. Bringing along their third opus “Curse Of Autumn” (to be released March 5th, 2021 via Century Media Records), the quintet are blazing new trails and weaving new tales, offering a genuine metal classic with an expressive song-writing and a refined and perfectionized sound of their distinguished and musically-adept dark melodic heavy metal.

Opening support comes from the Modern Metal quintet DUST IN MIND, one of the most up and coming French bands today.

(Witherfall photo by: Stephanie Cabral)

EVERGREY Front-man Tom Englund states: “We are really happy to announce a tour of Europe next fall and let’s all hope that the world is in a better place by that time so we get to see all you lovely people again!“

WITHERFALL comment: “After a long and tense year WITHERFALL are extremely happy to announce the very first tour dates in support of our soon to be released Album ‘Curse of Autumn’ as special guests with the brilliant Evergrey. We look forward to seeing all of our European friends and are excited to make some new ones in these new and uncharted waters.”

“Curse Of Autumn” will be available as Ltd. CD Digipak, a luxurious Gatefold 2LP that is coming with a poster and etching on Side D as well as Digital Album. Click here for preorder options including coloured vinyl: https://witherfallband.lnk.to/CurseOfAutumn/

WITHERFALL have already released 3 songs taken from “Curse Of Autumn”. Don’t miss the cinematic video for “As I Lie Awake” that was directed by Zev Deans (Ghost, Behemoth…): https://youtu.be/KFbrq-n17Gs

WITHERFALL are:

Joseph Michael – Vocals/Keyboards (also in Sanctuary)

Jake Dreyer – Acoustic and Electric Guitars (also in Iced Earth/Demons & Wizards)

Anthony Crawford – Bass (Chon, Shalmor, Allan Holdsworth, Justin Timberlake, Kirk Whalum…)

Marco Minnemann – Drums (The Aristocrats, Joe Satriani, Steven Wilson, Tony Levin, Jordan Rudess, Necrophagist…)

Alex Nasla – Live Keyboards

Source: Witherfall

LONG LIVE WITHERFALL.

LONG LIVE EVERGREY.

STONE.

CRO-MAGS RELEASE NEW E.P. 2020

Posted in Hard Rock, Music, music news, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , on December 12, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

Buy / Stream 2020.

CRO-MAGS are kicking this sh!t-storm of a year to the curb with the release of 2020, a six-song EP that captures all the frustration and rage at the unprecedented chaos of this year. Hailed by Metal Hammer as ‘The perfect soundtrack for 2020,’ the EP is available today on all digital music platforms.

The record itself is unintentionally 20 minutes and 20 seconds, and plays out more like a time-capsule look into the dumpster fire known as the year 2020. CRO-MAGS founder Harley Flanagan explains, “Just by coincidence we recorded 20 minutes and 16 seconds of music, so we simply added a few seconds of real-world chaos. The album cover is meant to look like a calendar – 7 squares across, with one picture from 2020 per day. Corona Virus, quarantine, empty streets, brutality, burning buildings, violence and destruction: 2020 is a year none of us will ever forget.”

CRO-MAGS were one of the first musical acts to deliver a full live-stream set just as a nationwide lockdown fell upon the United States, now known as the infamous “The Quarantine Show.”

2020 Track Listing

1 – Age Of Quarantine

2 – 2020

3 – Life On Earth

4 – Violence and Destruction

5 – Chaos In The Streets

6 – Cro-Fusion

“Fast punk and thrashy breakdowns” – DECIBEL

“The founding band of hardcore punk” – ROLLING STONE

“This one’s gonna snap a few bones and blacken an eye” – NEW NOISE

“A two-stepping salute to four-chord classic hardcore” – METAL HAMMER

Source: Mission Two PR

LONG LIVE CRO-MAGS.

STONE.

Two Giants Of Metal GEORGE LYNCH And JEFF PILSON Reteam For A Killer Covers Album Heavy Hitters!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on December 11, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

Los Angeles, CA – Guitar-shredding virtuoso George Lynch has reteamed with former Dokken bandmate Jeff Pilson for a set of new studio recordings that turn pop music classics into powerful metal anthems! The two have previously made metal magic together as a duo on the 2003 album Wicked Underground, which was recently reissued on vinyl, as well as with other projects such as T&N and The End Machine. But this new batch of recordings, entitled appropriately enough Heavy Hitters, stands apart not only for its outstanding roster of players and vocalists including head Bulletboy Marq Torien, Fishbone’s Angelo Moore, Kansas native Wil Martin (Earshot) and drummer Brian Tichy (Whitesnake/Ozzy) but for the jaw-dropping song selection. If you’ve ever wondered what an amped-up, full-throttle version of Carole King’s “I Feel The Earth Move” or Prince’s “Kiss” or Oasis’ “Champagne Supernova” or Madonna’s “Music,” then this is the album for you!

As a special treat, the band has released the first single from the album – a powerful rendition of Duran Duran’s “Ordinary World” – featuring Martin on vocals, offering just a small taste of what’s in store.

As Lynch himself explains, “I was never a huge Duran Duran fan but I always loved this song. It was just so majestic and emotional. It was an honor and a challenge to cover it in that we had to thread the needle between respecting the original vision of the arrangement but putting our stamp on it as well.”

Pilson, meanwhile, says “The purpose of this whole record, besides having a lot of fun making it, was to take amazing hit songs and interpret them in a way that was true to the greatness of the original but that also brought something new and fresh to the song. ‘Ordinary World’ is such a great melodic and emotional song, a song I think George and I have always loved. We just wanted to add some heaviness, a little George Lynch soulful playing and then let Wil fly with that phenomenal voice.”

Stream the single: https://orcd.co/george_lynch_jeff_pilson_ordinary_world

Heavy Hitters will be available on both CD in a deluxe digipak and on limited edition colored vinyl starting December 18, courtesy of Deadline Music, a subsidiary of Cleopatra Records, Inc.!

Order the album: https://orcd.co/george_lynch_jeff_pilson_heavy_hitters

Track List:
1. One Of Us (Originally by Joan Osbourne)
2. You Got The Love (Originally by Rufus & Chaka Khan)
3. I Feel The Earth (Originally by Carole King)
4. Ordinary World (Originally by Duran Duran)
5. Music (Originally by Madonna)
6. Apologize (Originally by OneRepublic & Timbaland)
7. Nowhere To Run (Originally by Martha Reeves & The Vandellas)
8. Kiss (Originally by Prince)
9. It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) (Originally by R.E.M.)
10. Champagne Supernova (Originally by Oasis)
BONUS TRACK [CD ONLY]
11. Lucille (Originally by Little Richard)

Source: Glass Onyon PR

LONG LIVE GEORGE LYNCH, JEFF PILSON And MARQ TORIEN.

STONE.

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