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BABYLON SHAKES – Sign With HighVolMusic

Posted in Hard Rock, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on May 22, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

Babylon Shakes – Vintage Sleaze

Sleaze rockers BABYLON SHAKES has signed a deal with HighVolMusic. Trashy 70s inspired glam hits the rock n roll gutter. Former Last Call Messiahs front-man and guitarist Chris Clark along with drummer Jeff Mortimer and bassist Gary Jordan have combined talents to create the sleaziest high class fashion disaster this side of Hanoi Rocks. Heavily inspired by Aerosmith, NY Dolls and all things rock n roll.

BABYLON SHAKES recently issued a self-released EP titled ‘Exile to the Velvet Lounge’ Volume One along with the video ‘Velveteen Libertine’. The follow-up Volume Two EP is currently being recorded and will be released via HighVolMusic. A full-length BABYLON SHAKES release is scheduled for 2019.

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LONG LIVE BABYLON SHAKES.

BABYLON SHAKES F’N ROCKS.

STONE.

Power Metal Icons IRON FIRE Announce May 4th Release of ‘Dawn of Creation: Twentieth Anniversary’ on Crime Records

Posted in Hard Rock, Metal with tags , , , , , on April 2, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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Power Metal Icons IRON FIRE have announced the May 4 release of double-CD Dawn of Creation: Twentieth Anniversary on Crime Records. The album, which includes a special collection of demos, live tracks, covers, and three new songs, will be available on double-CD Digipack CD and digital formats. The label released the following statement concerning the forthcoming historical Metal document:

“So now it’s been twenty years since five young guys from the Danish country side decided that power metal should be the first step on their quest to glory. The name Iron Fire came up and carved in stone that these Danes meant to be real, and despite their young age, forge catchy power metal rooted in the classics of Helloween and Running Wild. As the journey continued, ups and downs turned and reformed the band into the trio of today. And now that trio is looking back, and in their wish to celebrate 20 years of power metal, a selection of demo songs has found its way to a double album. Along with three brand new songs Iron Fire provides old songs in the original pre-album versions as well as previously unreleased material. This is the raw and pure, from the heart of Iron Fire. Enjoy!”

Track List:
Disc 1
1. Dawn of Creation
2. Redux (Coming Home)
3.The Other Side
4.A Token of My Hatred (Cover)
5.King at Any Cost (Demo)
6. This Kids (Cover)
7. Kill for Metal (Live)
8. Slaughter of Souls (Live)
9.Final Odyssey (Live)
10. Among the Dead (Demo)
11. Tornado of Sickness (Demo)
12. Still Alive (Demo)
13. My Awakening (Demo)
14. Enter Oblivion (Demo)


Disc 2
1. Thunderstorm (Demo)
2. Glory to the King (Demo)
3. Defender of the Ring (Demo)
4. Prophecy of Pain (Demo)
5. Flames of Revenge (Demo)
6. Millennium Warriors (Demo)
7. Black Heart (Demo)
8. Vengeance from Hell (Demo)
9. Days of Tragedy (Demo)
10.Fire God (Demo)
11. From the North (Demo)
12. Hall of Heroes (Demo)
13. Brothers United (Demo)
14. Jerusalem (Demo)

Pre-order Bonus CD Track Listing:

1. Intro – Blade of Triumph

2. Bridges Will Burn

3. Prince of Agony

4. Steel Invaders

5. Thunderstorm

6. Outro – Odins Call

Pre-orders for Dawn of Creation: Twentieth Anniversary will be available April 6, along with the release of a lyric video and digital single. Those pre-ordering the album will be rewarded with an official bootleg live recording of IRON FIRE‘s 2007 Stuttgart show. Digital Download will be available for pre-order at iTunes on the same day.

Source:

www.facebook.com/ironfiredk

crimerecords.no/artists/iron-fire

www.facebook.com/crimerecordsno/

LONG LIVE IRON FIRE.

LONG LIVE POWER METAL.

STONE.

MOS GENERATOR – Washington Heavy Rock Trio To Release Shadowlands Full-Length Via Listenable Records This May; Live Dates With Fu Manchu Confirmed

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

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Long-running Washington-based heavy rock trio MOS GENERATOR will release a new full-length this May via Listenable Records. Titled Shadowlands, the eight-track studio offering was recorded in three sessions — June 2017, November 2017, and January 2018 — at the HeavyHead Recording Company in Port Orchard, Washington and comes swathed in the cover art of Adam Burke [Pilgrim, Satan’s Satyrs, Hooded Menace, Artificial Brain et al].

“Right from the opening song, Shadowlands is a record that, to me, feels more honest than our previous releases,” relays founding guitarist/vocalist/principal songwriter Tony Reed. “On this record, I introduce many other styles that I enjoy but they are intertwined so subtly that it doesn’t interrupt the classic MOS GENERATOR sound. That is a balance I’ve been looking for over the last few albums and I think the presence of [drummer] Jon Garrett and [bassist] Sean Booth have a lot to do with achieving that balance. It’s a heavy rock record that breaths and if I had to describe it further I would say it mixes ’70s style heavy rock, progressive rock, and also has some weird ’80s and ’90s underground rock nuances.”

Shadowlands will see release via Listenable Records in Europe on May 11th followed by a US street date of May 18th with preorder info to be announced in the coming weeks.

Shadowlands – Track Listing:
1. Shadowlands
2. The Destroyer
3. Drowning In Your Loving Cup
4. Stolen Ages
5. Gamma Hydra
6. The Blasting Concept
7. Woman Song
8. The Wild & Gentle Dogs

In advance of the release of Shadowlands, MOS GENERATOR will take on a month-long, cross-country US tour. Set to commence on April 20th, the Road Rats Tour 2018 will run through May 26th and includes sixteen dates supporting Fu Manchu! See all confirmed shows below.

MOS GENERATOR:
4/20/2018 Hogfish – Couer d’Alene, ID
4/21/2018 Rocky Mountain Riff Fest – Kalispell, MT
4/25/2018 The Valley – Tacoma, WA
4/26/2018 The Haul – Grants Pass, OR
4/27/2018 Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA
4/28/2018 Dive Bar – Las Vegas, NV
4/29/2018 Alex’s Bar – Long Beach, CA
4/30/2018 The Kraken – Cardiff, CA
w/ Fu Manchu:
5/01/2018 Rebel Lounge – Phoenix, AZ
5/03/2018 Curtain Club – Dallas, TX
5/04/2018 Barracuda – Austin, TX
5/05/2018 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
5/07/2018 Vinyl – Atlanta, GA
5/08/2018 Kings – Raleigh, NC
5/09/2018 Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington, DC
5/10/2018 Brillobox – Pittsburgh, PA *
5/11/2018 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
5/12/2018 Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
5/13/2018 Brighton Music Hall – Allston, MA
5/14/2018 Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY *
5/15/2018 Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH
5/16/2018 Ace Of Cups – Columbus, OH
5/17/2018 El Club – Detroit, MI
5/18/2018 The Baby G – Toronto, ON *
5/19/2018 Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
5/20/2018 Total Drag Records – Sioux Falls, SD *
5/22/2018 Streets of London Pub – Denver, CO
5/23/2018 Streets of London Pub – Denver, CO
5/25/2018 Substation – Seattle, WA*
5/26/2018 The Manette – Bremerton, WA *
** MOS GENERATOR only

MOS GENERATOR formed during the Winter of 2000 in Port Orchard, Washington from the ashes of a decade-long on-again-off-again collaboration between its three members, all of which are long time veterans of the road and studio. The need to strip down to the basics of hard rock was apparent from the start and continues to be the foundation for the band’s recent material.

MOS GENERATOR has released seven studio albums, a retrospective album, a live album, and a plethora of split releases. 2015 brought in a new rhythm section and touring possibilities far beyond the limitations of the original lineup. This new lineup has changed the band into a relentless touring machine, delivering critically acclaimed performances both states and abroad. “They are so good,” gushed Maximum Volume Music, “you end up wanting to round-up a couple of mates, buy a Transit, form a three-piece rock ‘n’ roll band and go on tour.”

MOS GENERATOR:
Tony Reed – guitar, vocals, keyboards
Sean Booth – bass
Jon Garrett – drums

“It’s as pure an example of heavy rock as I’ve heard.” JJ Koczan – The Obelisk

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Source:

* For more band/label info:

http://www.facebook.com/MosGenerator

http://www.instagram.com/mos_generator
http://www.facebook.com/listenablerecs

 LONG LIVE MOS GENERATOR.

STONE.

BAPTISTS – To Release Third Album, “Beacon Of Faith”, Via Southern Lord On May 25th; New Track “Capsule” Now Streaming

Posted in Hard Rock, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on March 23, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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Vancouver’s BAPTISTS announce their third full-length album, Beacon Of Faith, now confirmed for release through Southern Lord on May 25th. The album’s brooding “Capsule” has been made available for streaming.

Beacon Of Faith broadly follows the same trajectory as the album’s predecessors, Bushcraft (2013) and Bloodmines (2014) – combining the style of raw adrenaline-fueled emotion, venomous vocal delivery, gigantic guitar sound, and a visceral rhythmic propulsion – a sonic manifestation of desolate rage, bolstered by a palpable sense of urgency. The album is densely packed, yet BAPTISTS‘ sound is far from claustrophobic. There is melody amongst the dissonance, as the band more deeply explore the noise rock vistas that have always underpinned their sound.

Lyrics are drawn from the members’ direct experience of a broken society and general discontentment with everyday life. A multitude of issues are in the firing line, from the Canadian court system, issues surrounding substance abuse, mental health, and how the more fortunate, “tend to dismiss people who have been dealt a less-fortunate hand,” as guitarist Danny also reflects.

Beacon Of Faith was recorded at Godcity in Salem, Massachusetts with Kurt Ballou in July 2017, and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege in Portland, Oregon.

Hear BAPTISTS’ “Capsule” now at THIS LOCATION or below:

Southern Lord will release Beacon Of Faith on all formats on May 25th; watch for additional updates in the weeks ahead.

“Capsule” Lyrics:
Passing cheeks
A faucet’s drip
The right amount to
Anoint the pit
Saturation
Prevents the clunk
But I want to feel it
As it goes down
Taste what’s going to move me
Before I
Have fucking changed
The tablet drops
An essence seeps
Past consumption
Post misuse
Destination
Informed conceit
A planned reprieve
From culture’s feats

Beacon Of Faith Track Listing:

  1. Worse Than Hate
  2. Absolved Of Life/Spent Cells
  3. Beacon Of Faith
  4. Gift Taker
  5. Capsule
  6. Outbreeding
  7. Vicarious Trauma
  8. Victim Services
  9. Indigo Child
  10. Eulogy Template
  11. Bevel Down
  12. Carbide
  13. Nostrovia

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Source:

* For more band/label info:

http://baptists.bandcamp.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/BAPTISTS/111676572202547
http://www.southernlord.com
http://southernlord.bandcamp.com

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BAPTISTS:

Andrew Drury – vocals

Danny Marshall – guitar

Sean Hawryluk – bass

Nick Yacyshyn – drums

 LONG LIVE BAPTISTS.

STONE.

Every Mother’s Nightmare Announce Tour Dates

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on March 22, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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Still Grindin’ Tour 2018

Memphis, Tennesse ‘longhaired country boys’ Every Mother’s Nightmare has released the first and second leg of their Still Grindin’ Tour in support of the latest release GRIND.

East Coast – May 1 – May 6
5/1/2018    Revolution Music Hall    Amityville, NY
5/2/2018    Blackthorn 51    Queens, NY
5/3/2018    The Vault    New Bedford, MA
5/4/2018    Little Theater    Springvale, ME
5/5/2018    TBA
5/6/2018    Cancun Cantina    Hanover, MD
5/12/2018  Rockhouse Live Fest (Midtown)   Memphis, TN

West Coast – June 20 – July 7
6/20/2018    BLK Live    Scottsdale, AZ
6/21/2018    Whiskey A Go Go    Hollywood, CA
6/22/2018    Fulton 55    Fresno, CA
7/1/2018      Studio Seven    Seattle, WA
7/6/2018      Liquid Joe’s    Salt Lake City, UT

More dates to be announced

GRIND was released on October 6th, 2017 via HighVolMusic and is receiving high praise and accolades by the media and music industry. In addition to the east and west coast runs, Every Mother’s Nightmare are working on  dates in the south as well as thru Texas before heading over to Europe in November.

EMN is currently working on a new video to be released in time for the May tour. As previously reported, original drummer Jim Phipps returned to the band back in October.

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LONG LIVE EMN.

STONE.

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.

Source:

* For more band info:

FACEBOOK:

https://www.facebook.com/thetorchband

LABEL:

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

LONG LIVE THE TORCH.

STONE.

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 metalblade.com/actofdefiance.

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* For more ACT OF DEFIANCE:

http://www.facebook.com/actofdefiancemusic
http://instagram.com/actofdefiance
http://twitter.com/actofdefiance

Source:

LONG LIVE ACT OF DEFIANCE.

STONE.

JOE SATRIANI: BEYOND THE SUPERNOVA Documentary Set to Air on AXS TV – TUESDAY, MARCH 6 AT 10pE/7pP

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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GROUNDBREAKING GUITAR VIRTUOSO JOE SATRIANI CONTEMPLATES THE FUTURE OF HIS CAREER IN THE BROADCAST PREMIERE OF THE 2017 DOCUMENTARY JOE SATRIANI: BEYOND THE SUPERNOVA ON TUESDAY, MARCH 6 AT 10pE/7pP

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”

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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.

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* Source: MAD Ink PR

LONG LIVE JOE SATRIANI.

STONE.

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.

For more information please visit: http://secretsolstice.is/

For more info on SLAYER: Slayer

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE THE MIGHTY SLAYER.

STONE.

SLOMATICS – STREAM “ANCIENT ARCHITECTS”

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:

http://doomedandstoned.com/post/170944964143/slomatics

Pre-order the album here:

http://blackbowrecords.bigcartel.com/product/slomatics-and-mammoth-weed-wizard-bastard-totems

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:

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

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

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Source: Dewar PR

LONG LIVE METAL.

STONE.

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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Photo credit: Suzanne Abramson

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!”

Source:

* For more band/label info:

www.facebook.com/sanhedrinband/

thesanhedrin.bandcamp.com/album/a-funeral-for-the-world

www.cruzdelsurmusic.com

cruzdelsurmusic.bandcamp.com/

LONG LIVE SANHEDRIN.

STONE.

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 http://bit.ly/2ELg8hZ.

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)

Pre-order info:
CD – blackmarketmetallabel.bigcartel.com/product/angerot-the-splendid-iniquity
Vinyl LP –  angerot.bandcamp.com/merch

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* For more band & label info:

facebook.com/Angerot

blackmarketmetal.net

facebook.com/blackmarketmetal

LONG LIVE ANGEROT.

STONE.

REVOLVER RELEASES FEBRUARY/MARCH 2018 ISSUE FEATURING JUDAS PRIEST’S ROB HALFORD

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, magazines, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , , on February 21, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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COVER STORY ACCOMPANIED BY JUDAS PRIEST X REVOLVER CAPSULE STREETWEAR COLLECTION

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Feb. 21, 2018, NEW YORK – Revolver’s February/March 2018 issue arrives on newsstands today, featuring one of hard rock’s most iconic front men, Judas Priest’s Rob Halford (https://www.revolvermag.com/music/rob-halford-judas-priests-new-album-legacy-metal-leather-pushing-boundaries).

“I remember sitting with Glenn and Richie and talking about what we wanted this record to have in it,” says Halford to Revolver writer Steve Appleford. “And we wanted to make the heaviest, most classic-feeling record that we could possibly do for 2018, representing Priest as a band that’s been around for four decades, but at the same time, bring something fresh.”

The cover story is accompanied by the release of an extremely limited-edition Revolver x Judas Priest streetwear collection. The collection, which features a hoodie and long sleeve tee, is available exclusively via revolvermag.com (https://shop.revolvermag.com/collections/judas-priest-x-revolver-collaboration).

The new issue also features interviews with Maryland hardcore act Turnstile, The Great Frog jewelry maker Imogen Lehtonen, NASA navigator Paul F. Thompson and how his early years listening to metal shaped his future, Swedish goth rockers Tribulation, a look back at Pantera’s 1991 visit to Moscow for Monsters of Rock, and an interview with shredder/berserker Zakk Wylde.

New video content available via Revolvermag.com:

* Rob Halford, Lyric Dissector – Rob Halford walks us through a line-by-line examination of “Lightning Strike,” the debut single from Judas Priest’s forthcoming record, Firepower. The iconic vocalist unpacks the metaphors that he employs to tell a story of resisting divisive, fear-based manipulation at the hands of authority figures, reveals his deep connection to these issues and explains his view of Priest’s community of “metal maniacs” as a unifying force that can help people overcome personal difficulties.

https://www.revolvermag.com/rob-halford-on-judas-priest-lightning-strike-lyrics

*Chris Gregson (Blood Wizard), Ride The Lightning – Chris Gregson discusses his passion for metal and skateboarding, and hits some of his favorite skate spots for a day of shredding with a few of his rowdiest Blood Wizard crew mates.

https://www.revolvermag.com/premium-video/culture/see-chris-gregson-and-blood-wizard-crew-skate-hard-raise-hell-stoner-riffs

*Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach interviews Baroness’ John Baizley, Flex Your Head – Killswitch Engage front man Jesse Leach interviews Baroness’ John Baizley in a discussion about overcoming tragedy, Baizley’s passion for visual art as well as music, and how Baroness evolves “outwards like from a radial point, rather than forward.”

https://www.revolvermag.com/premium-video/music/see-killswitch-engage-baroness-singers-talk-art-bus-accident-moving-forward

About Revolver:
Revolver is North America’s leading hard rock and metal media brand. Founded 17 years ago, in both print and digital, it has provided its readers with unmatched access to the biggest bands in heavy music as well as the scene’s most important up-and-comers. Artists from Black Sabbath and Nine Inch Nails to Tool and Slipknot have appeared on its cover, and Revolver was an early champion of bands including Avenged Sevenfold, Lamb of God, Mastodon, Gojira, Volbeat and Code Orange. In 2009, the outlet ushered in the concept of a magazine-driven awards show in North America with the Revolver music awards, which, over the ensuing years, hosted performances and appearances by Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Ozzy Osbourne, Slayer, Marilyn Manson, Johnny Depp, Dave Grohl, Nicolas Cage, Jack Black, Dillinger Escape Plan and many more. The show aired on VH1 Classic, AXS TV and Xbox Live, and live-streamed on Facebook and Amazon.

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LONG LIVE JUDAS PRIEST.

STONE.

REVENGER EP ‘The New Mythology Vol. 1’ Out Now And Streaming!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on February 19, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

New EP The New Mythology Vol. 1 from Vancouver-based groove thrashers REVENGER, has been unleashed and is streaming in its entirety! Get a fiery helping of Canadian Metal at revengermusic.bandcamp.com/album/the-new-mythology-vol-1

Make sure to check out the official video for opening track “Hex” at this location or below:

The New Mythology Vol.1, REVENGER‘s second studio release, is a five-song EP that expands on the band’s aggressive thrash style with tracks that are more technical, visceral and direct than debut album To The Wolves. Formed in 2012, the band introduces some key members that shape the sound and vibe of this EP, which is more calculated and driven than before. Heavy guitar rhythms punctuated by a consistent thrash pulse breaks only when the groove requires and marks REVENGER‘s particular style. The lyrics and gritty death vocals also bring out the rage and bitterness of the subject matter which, for this EP, is slightly more conceptual and inspired by comic books and how today’s mythology could become tomorrow’s dogma.

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REVENGER:

Andrew Bailey (Vocals)
JP Poulin (Bass)
Sean Parkinson (Guitars)
Julia Geaman (Drums)

With the intent of bringing together technical Thrash Metal and gritty groove riffs, Revenger was born in 2012 through the hands of guitarist Jean-Pierre Poulin and drummer Chris Warunki. The pair had written music together before and the combination of their styles and personalities was a natural experiment. In March 2014, Revenger debuted in Vancouver to warm reviews.

Their first independent album To the Wolves came out in September 2014 with Jordan Knute (lead guitar), Greg Cavanagh (vocals) and Darryl Greer (bass). In early 2015, Revenger’s lineup evolved to include Julia Geaman (drums) and Andrew Bailey (vocals). The following year was largely focused on woodshedding, playing local and regional shows/festivals alongside renowned bands such as Havok, Beyond Creation, Archspire, Tengger Cavalry, Stryker and Unleash the Archers.

2016 saw the introduction of Sean Parkinson on guitar (replacing Jordan Knute), and the interesting switch from guitar to bass for founder and main song writer JP Poulin. Ending the year with a 5-song EP written and ready to be recorded in early 2017, Revenger is ready to tour extensively and work tirelessly to get their music out to the world.

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* For more info on REVENGER:

www.facebook.com/revengermusic/

www.instagram.com/revengermusic

twitter.com/RevengerMusic

LONG LIVE REVENGER.

REVENGER KICKS METAL ASS.

STONE.

ROSS THE BOSS – New album “By Blood Sworn” Out On April 20th / World Tour Dates Announced!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , , on February 17, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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From AFM Records:

Guitarist Ross the Boss’ stature in the history of hard rock and heavy metal has been well-solidified for decades by this point – with a resume including some of the most influential and hardest-hitting bands of all-time, particularly both the Dictators and Manowar. And he continues to rock – as a member of the group DeathDealer, and also, as the leader of his own solo outfit, which has issued such stellar releases as ‘Hailstorm,’ ‘New Metal Leader’ and his latest offering, ‘By Blood Sworn’.

Joined by Marc Lopes on vocals and keys, Mike LePond on bass, and Lance Barnewold on drums for the sessions (Steve Bolognese will beat the skins on the album’s tour), ‘By Blood Sworn’ was produced by Dean Rispler, and will be released April 20th in Europe, via AFM Records.

“The main thing is that my band all live nearby me instead of in Germany,” explains Ross. “So, we were able to really work the tunes up. Mike LePond and I started going thru riffs and tunes in July, worked up the tunes, and started forming them. It was a very satisfying process.”

And as evidenced by such standout tracks as title track, “Among the Bones,” “Devil’s Day,” and a re-do of Manowar’s “Hail and Kill,” ‘By Blood Sworn’ is certainly as hard-hitting and heavy as Ross’ previous classics. “Actually, I know what direction the songwriting should go, and we go. As for my guitar playing, whatever the song needs, the songs get! The record is more old school, but with a fresh attack – the songs are not repetitive, and this record is also not a ‘drum machine recording’ like most these days.” Also featured is extremely eye-catching album cover artwork. “Marc and I had this concept for the cover art by Stan W. Decker. It was a knight kneeling after battle – holding his mighty sword and my eagle behind him.”

Pre-order “By Blood Sworn” here (CD, Digipak, Vinyls):
https://shop.afm-records.de/ross-the-boss/

“By Blood Sworn” – Track Listing:

01. By Blood Sworn
02. Among the Bones
03. This is Vengeance
04. We Are the Night
05. Faith of the Fallen
06. Devil’s Day
07. Lilith
08. Play Among the Godz
09. Circle of Damnation
10. Fistful of Hate

Bonus tracks on Digipak:
11. Each Dawn I Die
12. The Oath
13. Hail And Kill

BY BLOOD WE TOUR WORLDWIDE 2018

3/07 – SELLERSVILLE – PA – SELLERSVILLE THEATER
3/08 – MANCHESTER – NH – JEWEL MUSIC VENUE
3/09 – BROOKLYN – NY – SAINT VITUS
3/10 – POUGHKEEPSIE – NY – THE CHANCE
3/11 – PATCHOGUE – NY – STEREO GARDEN
3/14 – QUEBEC – QU – L’ANTI
3/15 – MONTREAL – QU – KATACOMBES
3/16 – TORONTO – ON – ROCKPILE
3/18 – DETROIT – MI – TOKEN LOUNGE
3/22 – INDIANAPOLIS – IN – BLACK CIRCLE BREWERY
3/23 – CHICAGO – IL – REGGIES
3/24 – DARIEN – IL – Q CLUB
4/15-17 – MALLORCA – ES/ MARSEILLE – FR FULL METAL CRUISE 6
4/18 – MANNHEIM – DE – MS CONNEXION COMPLEX
4/19 – BREDA – NL – MEZZ
4/20 – LEIBERTINGEN-KREENHEINSTETTEN – DE – BURGERHAUS
4/21 – ZUG – CH – CHOLLERHALLE
4/22 – BRESCIA – IT – CIRCOLO COLONY
4/26 – SYDNEY – AU – THE STAG
4/27 – ADELAIDE – AU – FOWLERS LIVE
4/28 – MELBOURNE – AU – THE CROXON
4/29 – BRISBANE – AU – WOLLY MAMMOTH
7/06 – BARCELONA – ES – ROCKFEST
8/10 – KORTRIJK – BE – ALCATRAZ METAL FEST
8/11 – VILLENA – ES – LEYENDAS DEL ROCK
8/12 – VAGOS – PT – VAGOS METAL FEST
8/15 – DINKELSBUHL – DE – SUMMER BREEZE
9/05 – ATLANTA – GA – PROGPOWER XIX – THE LOFT
10/15 – CALA BARCA – ES – FULL METAL HOLIDAY

MORE TBA.

Source:

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

LONG LIVE ROSS THE BOSS.

STONE.

DIRKSCHNEIDER – “Back To The Roots Part II” North America 2018 Tour – Begins In NYC On February 23rd!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , , on February 16, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

DIRKSCHNEIDER - Back To The Roots - 2018 - tour flyer - #MO333 North America Tour - #33ILG

DIRKSCHNEIDER is about to rock the U.S. and Canada with support from Elm Street!

Head over to www.enterthevault.com/artist.php?id=910 for tickets and VIP possibilities!

Head over to www.udo-online.com for all dates and ticket links!

LONG LIVE DIRKSCHNEIDER.

UDO IS A METAL ICON.

STONE.

WITHERFALL – Sign With Continental Concerts USA

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on February 15, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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After a very successful live debut on 70000tons of Metal earlier this month, Witherfall is very pleased to announce our signing with Continental Concerts USA for the North & South American territories. We have already begun the early stages of bringing Witherfall to a city near you for Fall of 2018. Continental is a tremendous name in the industry and we want to thank our new partner Daniel DeFonce for his hard work. Stay tuned at http://www.witherfall.com and we will see you on the road!

https://www.continental-concerts.us/witherfall

WITHERFALL:

Joseph Michael – Vocals/Keyboards

Jake Dreyer –  Guitars

Anthony Crawford – Bass

Steve Bolognese – Drums

Fili Bibiano – Guitar

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE WITHERFALL.

STONE.

WEST OF HELL – Official Management Of This Canadian Heavy Metal Band Announced: IMPERATIVE MUSIC AGENCY

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on February 13, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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IMPERATIVE MUSIC AGENCY proudly announces a special agreement as Official Management of the Canadian Heavy Metal Band WEST OF HELL.

WEST OF HELL has recorded their new album at the ARMOURY STUDIOS (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, NICKELBACK, KISS, STONE SOUR, AC/DC) in Vancouver Canada; they are a focused juggernaut redefining the genre.

Musically, their new songs feature unique time signatures and unconventional arrangements leaning toward the epic, each and every note, guitar shred, wail, lyrical phrase and crushing thunder from the rhythm section is delivered with technical prowess, passion and polish. In the tradition of British invasion Metal from days past, some songs continue on for longer than 7 minutes, holding the listener in its grasp from beginning to end.

WEST OF HELL seamlessly incorporates elements of Thrash, Death, Tech melodic, aggressive, progressive, and timeless classic Heavy Metal. Blackened themes addressing the human condition dominate the lyrical content. WEST OF HELL’s new album unifies the genre!

WEST OF HELL will be presented on the new Imperative Music Compilation alongside Death, Cradle of Filth, Destruction, Hammerfall, etc.

More details about New Album, New Video Clips and Tour soon.

Keep an open eye to see WEST OF HELL in your country.

FACEBOOK:

https://www.facebook.com/WestofHell/

LONG LIVE WEST OF HELL.

STONE.

THE DEAD DAISIES – New Studio Album “Burn It Down” Releases On April 6th!

Posted in Metal with tags , , , , , on February 10, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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From The Dead Daisies facebook:

Our new album is called ‘Burn It Down’ and will hit the shelves worldwide on April 6th!

For all the info on this upcoming record, check out: http://thedeaddaisies.com/burn-it-down/

We’re coming to a town near you! Head over to http://thedeaddaisies.com/tour2018/ for all the latest tour dates and get your tickets!

ROCK IS ALIVE AND WELL!
The Dead Daisies

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THE DEAD DAISIES:

Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio)

John Corabi (Mötley Crüe/The Scream)

Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy/Whitesnake)

Deen Castronovo (Journey, Bad English)

David Lowy (Red Phoenix/Mink)

LONG LIVE THE DEAD DAISIES.

STONE.

ROCK USA – July 12th thru 14th, 2018 In Oshkosh, Wisconsin- Info You Need!

Posted in concerts, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on February 9, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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From ROCK USA facebook:

Scheduled for July 12-14, 2018Rock USA, the festival, sister event to Country USA at Oshkosh, Wisconsin, will open its gates to one of the nation’s biggest annual rock events.

Now in its 8th year, ROCK USA has grown into one of the most anticipated rock festivals in the U.S. With three stages, over 40 artists, unique food and beverage experiences, and unforgettable camping, ROCK USA is a music festival that fans can’t miss!

For more info, click here: rockusaoshkosh.com

LONG LIVE ROCK USA.

STONE.

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