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German Label STF Records Has Announced The Signing Of THE TORCH To A Worldwide Deal

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on March 8, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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Sweden’s The Torch have inked a deal with German STF Records for the worldwide release and promotion of their sophomore album ”Chasing Light”.

The album was recorded and produced in Gothenburg at Studiofonic by Sebastian ”Basse” Olsson who previously worked with Avatar, among others. Mixing and mastering was handled by Dan Laskiewicz (The Acacia Strain, LGND) in Springfield, Massachusetts.

The sound on ”Chasing Light” could best be described as a heavy trip to the 90’s, in the vein of monumental bands like Alice in Chains and Soundgarden, only with a twist of it’s own.

The release date for “Chasing Light” is yet to be confirmed, but it is set to be in the first half of 2018.


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ACT OF DEFIANCE – To Kick Off US Headlining Tour

Posted in concerts, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on February 28, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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ACT OF DEFIANCE, the heavy metal group featuring the talents of Chris Broderick (ex-Megadeth), Shawn Drover (ex-Megadeth), Matt Bachand (Shadows Fall, Times Of Grace), and Henry Derek (Scar The Martyr), will kick off their US headlining tour. The three-week trek will commence in San Diego, California March 1st and conclude in Fresno, California on March 24th. Support will be provided by Shattered Sun. Additionally, ACT OF DEFIANCE will join Armored Saint on the previously announced Symbol Of Salvation tour this summer. See all confirmed dates below.

ACT OF DEFIANCE w/ Shattered Sun:
3/01/2018 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
3/02/2018 Slidebar – Fullerton, CA (Free Show!)
3/03/2018 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
3/04/2018 The Dive Bar – Las Vegas, NV
3/06/2018 The Green Room – Flagstaff, AZ
3/07/2018 Rockhouse – El Paso, TX
3/08/2018 Rock Box – San Antonio, TX
3/09/2018 BFE Rock Club – Houston, TX
3/10/2018 Curtain Club – Dallas, TX
3/11/2018 The Ruins Live – Oklahoma City, OK
3/12/2018 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
3/13/2018 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
3/14/2018 Token Lounge – Westland, MI
3/15/2018 The Forge – Joliet, IL
3/16/2018 The Outpost – Kent, OH
3/17/2018 Back Bar – Janesville, WI
3/18/2018 The Drinkery – Omaha, NE
3/20/2018 Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
3/21/2018 Mesa Theater – Grand Junction, CO
3/23/2018 Phoenix Theater – Petaluma, CA
3/24/2018 Full Circle Brewing – Fresno, CA
w/ Armored Saint:
7/10/2018 The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
7/11/2018 Sellersville Theater – Sellersville, PA
7/13/2018 The Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
7/14/2018 Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
7/15/2018 Petite Campus – Montreal, QC
7/17/2018 Mod Club – Toronto, ON
7/18/2018 The Cambridge @ House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH
7/20/2018 Shelter – Detroit, MI
7/21/2018 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
7/22/2018 Shank Hall – Milwaukee, WI
8/16/2018 Count’s Vamp’d – Las Vegas, NV
8/17/2018 Parish @ House Of Blues – Anaheim, CA
8/18/2018 The Regent – Los Angeles, CA

ACT OF DEFIANCE released their latest studio album, Old Scars, New Wounds, via Metal Blade Records in September of 2017. The record debuted at #20 on the Billboard Top New Artist Albums charts, as well as #58 on the Canadian Hard Music Charts upon its release. The album, which Team Rock calls, “technical, extreme metal that’s as versatile as it is hard-hitting,” is available now via







Posted in classic rock, guitarists, Hard Rock, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on February 28, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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The Film is Directed by Satriani’s Son, ZZ, and Captures the Rock Legend During the Asian & European Legs of His Acclaimed “Surfing To Shockwave World Tour”


Los Angeles, CA (February 28, 2018)AXS TV, the premier destination for classic rock programming, takes viewers on an unforgettable journey with one of rock’s greatest guitar gurus in the broadcast premiere of the 2017 documentary Joe Satriani: Beyond The Supernova airing on Tuesday, March 6, at 10pE/7pP.

Directed by Satriani’s talented filmmaker son, ZZ Satriani, Beyond The Supernova is a deeply personal introspective that captures the legendary virtuoso at a pivotal point as he contemplates the future of his career, 30 years after the release of his groundbreaking multi-platinum masterpiece Surfing With The Alien. Traveling throughout Asia and Europe on his acclaimed “Surfing To Shockwave World Tour,” Satriani reflects on his legacy and plots his next steps, while performing music from his landmark 15TH studio album, Shockwave Supernova, and giving viewers a unique glimpse into the autobiographical elements of the record and its role in helping him determine the creative direction that he is heading towards. In addition to Satriani, Beyond The Supernova features appearances and performances by former Frank Zappa guitarist Mike Keneally, versatile bassist Bryan Beller, and prolific percussionist Marco Minnemann, as well as special cameos by fellow guitar masterminds Steve Vai and Guthrie Govan. The film received high praise from critics and fans when it was highlighted last October at the Mill Valley Film Festival.

Encore broadcasts of Joe Satriani: Beyond The Supernova will air immediately following the premiere on March 6 at 12aE/9pP, and again on Sunday, March 11 at 12pE/9aE.


* Source: MAD Ink PR



SLAYER – Headlining Secret Solstice 2018 In Reykjavík, Iceland, This June!

Posted in concerts, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on February 26, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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The iconic SLAYER will be performing at Secret Solstice Festival in Iceland.

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Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on February 25, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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Critically acclaimed Doom Metal band SLOMATICS have returned with “Ancient Architects”, a new song taken from Totems which they are releasing with MAMMOTH WEED WIZARD BASTARD.

Listen to the song here:

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Slomatics commented “We are really excited to be releasing a record with MWWB. We are all huge fans of their Y Proffwyd Dwyll album, so to collaborate on a release together is something else. This record is the result of months of discussion and sharing ideas which all came together when we shared Skyhammer Studio. Sharing a release with MWWB made us want to up every part of our sound and hopefully we’ve achieved that with this record.

MWWB further commented “MWWB have been big fans of Slomatics for years. We have kind of obdurate tastes when it comes to heavy music so we like bands that fly their own flag and in our opinion Slomatics do just that. After chatting to Dave (Majury) it was pretty clear that both bands had a lot in common and when somebody brought up the idea of a collaboration it was a no brainer. We spent a lot of time discussing the content of this record and didn’t want to do just another split record. Although Split records are great for underground bands like us, we just wanted to make it ‘special’. Kind of an early 70s prog ethic to it. We all enjoyed the whole process and I’m not alone in thinking we’d like to do more collaborations in the future with more collaboration between the 2 bands. That’s if we can find the time.”

Track Listing:

1. (MWWB) The Master and His Emissary
2: (MWWB) Eagduru

1: (SLO) Ancient Architects
2: (SLO) Silver Ships Into The Future
3: (SLO) Master’s Descent


Source: Dewar PR



Brooklyn’s SANHEDRIN Sign With Cruz Del Sur Music

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on February 24, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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SANHEDRIN, one of the most exciting new bands to emerge from the Brooklyn music scene, has signed with Cruz Del Sur Music for the April 27 European/May 4 North American vinyl release of their debut full-length, A Funeral For The World.

The 2014 creation of guitarist Jeremy Sosville (BLACK ANVIL) and drummer Nathan Honor, SANHEDRIN was eventually joined by former AMBER ASYLUM and LOST GOAT bassist/vocalist Erica Stoltz, whose vocal and lyrical exploits quickly became the perfect complement to the pair’s fledgling compositions. The trio produced a self-titled demo in 2015, but it wasn’t until A Funeral For The World did the band come into their own. Boasting a familiar, but not derivative sound, SANHEDRIN‘s songwriting is rooted in the classics, translating into a fresh and honest take on rock and metal that easily crosses into doom, hard rock and stoner metal territory.

Live stints with ACID KING, CASTLE, CAULDRON, CRYPT SERMON, HELL FIRE, KHEMMIS, MAGIC CIRCLE and SATAN furthered honed SANHEDRIN‘s approach, ultimately leading to Cruz Del Sur Music offering the band a deal.

“The three of us in this band have a very clear and shared vision artistically, and we were not going to settle with anyone who would compromise that,” says Sosville. “Enrico [Leccese], the label owner at Cruz, has shown through the years that he is truly motivated by a passion for music, above all. You can see it in the quality of his roster and the records they release. Our dealings with him have been very genuine and positive, and we feel that this is a good partner for SANHEDRIN.

“Our goal as a band is to constantly be growing and reaching as many people as we can. Up until now, the band has been involved in every single aspect of this album’s release. From putting up the time and investment in recording and duplication, right down to packing orders, it’s been a true DIY operation. That said, that comes with limitations, especially in Europe where we have been so well-received but are so far away from. We feel that this new partnership with Cruz Del Sur is a great step in reaching more people with our music than we currently can on our own.”

The bustling, creative hotspot that is Brooklyn has provided plenty of inspiration to SANHEDRIN, a place that according to Sosville, helps channel their unique approach to music. “I think New York bands in general have a certain swagger and attitude unique to this area, and that comes across in the songwriting and the live show for us. We’re immersed in a very diverse culture where we are exposed to many types of musical sounds in our everyday life, and we absorb something from all of it even though our foundations are based in heavy metal and hard rock.”

While SANHEDRIN is partly the product of their environment, it is their combined talent and experience that is ultimately the defining element here. Parlaying a song-first format that proves the trio is greater than the sum of its parts, SANHEDRIN clearly benefit from its members already knowing the ins-and-outs of a successful band operation.

“Every band has its own recipe for what works for that group of individuals,” says Sosville. “Playing with other people or projects can offer a fresh perspective that can inform your own creative process in a new way. Whenever you create with different people, you will learn something new and continue to grow as an individual. I have certainly taken the things I have learned from BLACK ANVIL and used whatever knowledge I’ve acquired to help SANHEDRIN grow artistically and otherwise. The main goal is to forge a path where we are surrounded by people who inspire us and believe in what we are doing.”

Fresh off a west coast run, SANHEDRIN has its sights set on future stateside live intrusions and are already thinking about their next studio venture.

“We look forward to this record we’ve put our hearts into continuing to reach more people as 2018 moves along,” wraps Sosville. “We are also currently working on playing as many new places as we can. Currently, we are working with another band to do an east coast run here in America in June. We are also hopeful that we can get to Europe before this year ends, as there has been a great reaction to this record over there so far. Lastly, we are hard at work writing our next record, which we are aiming to release in the early part of 2019 on Cruz Del Sur. We are excited for what the future holds!”


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ANGEROT – Debut Album ‘The Splendid Iniquity’ – Coming via Black Market Metal

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on February 23, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

New song now streaming at Decibel Magazine

South Dakota-based Death metallers, Angerot, rise from the ashes of Midwestern Metal to announce their crushing debut album, The Splendid Iniquity.

Featuring a cast of seasoned veterans who share roots that reach back to the very beginnings of the Death Metal Movement, Angerot are more than a nod to early Swedish Death Metal, they are pure Swede Death Worship. Recorded with Eddie G at Underground Studios, mixed by Tomas Skogsberg (Entombed, Dismember, Carnage, Grave, At the Gates) at Sunlight Studios and mastered by Brad Boatright at AudioSeige, The Splendid Iniquity is a savage 40 minute sonic assault of 90’s Earache Records-era buzzsaw on your ear drums.

ANGEROT has tapped Decibel Magazine for the exclusive premiere of album track “Eternal Unrest.” Check it out at

The album boasts guest appearances by some of the greatest names in Death Metal; LG Petrov (Entombed, Entombed AD, Firespawn), James Murphy (Death, Cancer, Disincarnate, Obituary, Testament ), making The Splendid Iniquity an absolute must listen for any fan of 90s Death Metal.

“We definitely do not feel this is a throwback band by any means. We all cut our teeth during the rise of this genre, and we are simply doing what comes naturally,” asserts vocalist/guitarist C.R. Petit. “We wanted to keep everything as on-point with the early 90’s as possible, that is why we elected to work with Tomas Skogsberg to mix our record. We could feel right away he knew exactly what we were trying to accomplish all the way around.”

The Splendid Iniquity is scheduled for release on Friday, April 13 through Black Market Metal Label.

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The Splendid Iniquity – track listing:
01. Black Epoch
02. Eternal Unrest
03. The Splendid Iniquity
04. Rivers of Chaos (ft. LG Petrov)
05.  Under the Calm
06. They Wake at Dusk
07. From the Pit to the Apex (ft. James Murphy)
08. Deliver Us…
09. That Hath Awoke
10. Falia Diaboli (Alisin)

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