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GREEN DRUID – Psychedelic Stoner Doom Collective To Release “Ashen Blood” Debut Full-Length Via Earache Records This March; Album Details Revealed Plus New Track Streaming

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

Psychedelic Stoner Doom collective GREEN DRUID will release their debut full-length Ashen Blood via Earache Records this March. Brooding, atmospheric, and isolationist with weighty riffs summoning the Lovecraftian horrors of the cosmos, GREEN DRUID‘s music entrances listeners with tales of the Old Blood and of dismal worlds too soon forgotten.

Hailing from the land of Denver, Colorado – the first US city to legalize marijuana – GREEN DRUID worships at the feet of the monolithic amplifier, and performs holy communion with the tremorous onslaught of murky tones that emanate from its maw.

“While our first EP and foray into the world of doom could be viewed as us learning the ins-and-outs of the genre, Ashen Blood is where we really started to hone in on our own voice,” issues the band. “Taking influence from the dark fantasy landscapes of games like Dark Souls and Bloodborne, we strove to create a truly doomed psychedelic experience.” Fans of Sleep, Electric Wizard, Sunn O))), Thou, Khemmis, The Sword, and Bongripper pay heed.

Ashen Blood will descend upon the ears of the worthy on March 16th on CD, LP, and digital formats. For preorder bundles, go to THIS LOCATION.

In the meantime, sample GREEN DRUID’s “Dead Tree” video at THIS LOCATION.

In related news, GREEN DRUID will rumble the stages of several venues in the coming weeks with additional performances to be announced soon. See all confirmed dates below.

GREEN DRUID – Concert Dates:
1/20/2018 Surfside 7 – Sort Collins, CO w/ Chieftain
1/21/2018 Buckhorn Bar & Parlor – Laramie, WY w/ Stoic., Euth, Old Haunts
2/02/2018 3 Kings Tavern – Denver, CO w/ Palehorse, Palerider, Weathered Statues
2/09/2018 Bar Bar – Denver, CO w/ The Hazytones, GreenMountain, Pennysick
2/22/2018 Bar Bar – Denver, CO w/ Ghosts of Glaciers, Kenaima, Vexing
 
Ashen Blood – Track Listing:
1. Pale Blood Sky
2. Agoraphobia
3. Dead Tree
4. Cursed Blood
5. Rebirth
6. Ritual Sacrifice
7. Nightfall

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GREEN DRUID:
Graham Zander – guitar
Chris McLaughlin – guitar/vocals
Ryan Sims – drums
Ryan Skates – bass

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Source:

http://www.facebook.com/greendruidband
http://twitter.com/GreenDruidBand
http://www.instagram.com/greendruidband

http:/www.earache.com

LONG LIVE GREEN DRUID.

STONE.

OAK – S/T Debut EP Is: Metal Odyssey’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on February 14, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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OAK – This very cool band known as Oak are not your run-of-the-mill Stoner Rock meets Desert Rock outfit. Oak have absolutely entertained my brain with their self-titled debut EP. This four song EP was released back on November 15th of 2015. I fell for the grooves, the fuzz, the vocals, the bold riffage and sincerity of Oak from the very first listen. To me, Oak should be able to satisfy a vast majority of fans from 70’s Black Sabbath to The Sword, with Masters Of Reality in-between. Dig it.

Andrew Wisbey has damn strong vocals and I admire his ability to channel a touch of Ozzy Osbourne, Glenn Danzig and Rob Zombie. Andrew is an original, however. Hell yes, he is. Kevin Germain on guitar is happening, man! I love his post-psychedelic 70’s guitar tones and his monster licks; all which occur on each song.

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Photo Credit: Renatha Bianchi

Scott Masson on bass and Rob Emms on drums are two more reasons why their EP sounds so damn good. Nothing fancy, just straight-up, in-your-face with heavy beats this rhythm section serves up. I like to call Oak an underground, old-school Stoner Hard Rock band; hell, that’s what my ears and brain tells me anyways. Now go get yourself some Oak, below. Whoa.

OAK Band Bio:

Formed in the summer of 2015, London-based fuzz-heads Oak combine the bluesy groove of early British Rock acts like Cream with the spaced out Desert Rock of Kyuss and the aggression of Hardcore Punk Rock.

Their brand new self-titled EP was recorded completely live (withstanding a couple of vocal and guitar overdubs) in the space of 24 hours, using vintage gear and microphones to capture the raw sound of the bands they idolize.

Fronted by bearded mad-man Andy Valliant, Oak are itching to unleash their pummeling live show upon the British Stoner/Doom scene in the new year.

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For more info on OAK:

Facebook: Oak

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE OAK.

OAK ROCK ‘N ROLL IS HEAVY-AS-SHIT GOOD.

Stone.

RED FANG – ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL U.S. TOUR DATES

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on February 10, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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BAND RETURNS TO THE STUDIO LATER THIS MONTH

Feb. 10, 2016, PHILADELPHIA – Portland’s Red Fang has announced a new run of North American dates this coming April, which will see the band playing venues across the U.S. West Coast and British Columbia with support from Golden Void, Bison and Black Wizard on select dates. Red Fang recently celebrated its tenth anniversary with a trio of Northwestern U.S. performances.

The band returns to the studio later this month, recording the follow-up to Whales & Leeches with famed producer Ross Robinson (At The Drive In, The Cure, Sepultura) and mixing handled by Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Kyuss, Melvins, Tool). Red Fang will trek from Portland to Robinson’s Venice, Calif. studio with two shows en route: Feb. 17 at Jub Jub’s in Reno and Feb. 18 at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz.

Red Fang Live:
Feb 17 Reno, NV Jub Jub’s
Feb 18 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst

April 6 Santa Barbara, CA Velvet Jones*
April 7 Las Vegas, NV Backstage Bar*
April 9 Pioneertown, CA Pappy & Harriet’s – Desert Generator Festival^
April 13 Victoria, BC Distrikt#
April 14 Vancouver, BC Venue#
April 15 Whistler, BC Merlin’s$
April 16 Tacoma, WA Real Art

*w/ Golden Void
^w/ Brant Bjork, Acid King, Ecstatic Vision, Golden Void
#w/ Bison & Black Wizard
$w/ Black Wizard

Whales & Leeches was released in October 2013 via Relapse Records. The 11-song album landed the band on The Late Show with David Letterman and in a world of trouble in the zombie-infused video for “Blood Like Cream,” which featured guest Fred Armisen (view it now at THIS LOCATION).  Alternative Press said Whales & Leeches was “bigger, bolder, heavier, catchier and even more savagely fun.” Hear Whales & Leeches in full via the band’s Bandcamp page HERE or below:

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Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing

For more info on RED FANG:

http://www.redfang.net
http://www.facebook.com/redfangband
http://www.twitter.com/redfang
http://www.instagram.com/redfangband

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE RED FANG.

Stone.

RED FANG RECORDING NEW ALBUM WITH PRODUCER ROSS ROBINSON

Posted in Hard Rock, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on January 11, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Photo credit: James Rexroad

WHALES & LEECHES FOLLOW-UP SLATED FOR FALL RELEASE
VIA RELAPSE RECORDS

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Jan. 11, 2016, PHILADELPHIA – Red Fang, who recently celebrated their tenth anniversary with a trio of Northwestern U.S. performances, return to the studio in February, recording the follow-up to Whales & Leeches with famed producer Ross Robinson.

“I’ve never been more excited about making a record in my life,” said drummer John Sherman. “The writing process for this album has been super fun and full of energy and good vibes. And the opportunity to work with Ross Robinson is so crazy – I’ve got goose bumps just talking about it!!”

“Red Fang is the extreme mix of cool, wisdom, fire, life dedication and taste,” offered Robinson. “I’m stoked to see who they are at the deepest level on tape; anyone touched by Red Fang swim in coolness, they are true messengers of inspiration.”

The band, who are trekking from Portland to begin recording at Robinson’s Venice, Calif. studio, will play two shows en route: Feb. 17 at Jub Jub’s in Reno and Feb. 18 at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz.

Whales & Leeches was released in October 2013 via Relapse Records. The 11-song album landed the band on The Late Show with David Letterman and in a world of trouble in the zombie-infused video for “Blood Like Cream,” which featured guest Fred Armisen (https://youtu.be/elfuaxHQWlQ).

Alternative Press said Whales & Leeches was “bigger, bolder, heavier, catchier and even more savagely fun.”

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Source: Speakeasy PR & Markeing

For more info on RED FANG:

http://www.redfang.net
http://www.facebook.com/redfangband
http://www.twitter.com/redfang
http://www.instagram.com/redfangband

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE RED FANG.

Stone.

LO-PAN – Ohio Riff Rock Peddlers To Release New Full-Length Via Small Stone This Fall; Artwork + Track Listing Unveiled

Posted in Music, music news, rock music, rock music news, stoner rock with tags , , , , , on July 28, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Long-running Ohio riff rock peddlers, LO-PAN, are pleased to unveil the details of their long-awaited new full-length fittingly titled, Colossus.

Named for the Colossus of Rhodes, a ninety-six-foot statue of the titan-god of the sun, Helios, constructed in 280 BC to mark a failed siege and the indomitable nature of the Greek city of Rhodes itself, LO-PAN‘s fourth opus serves as their most personal manifestation to date and a true testament to their evolution both as a band and individually.

In the three years since of the release of third long-player, Salvador, the Columbus four-piece have logged countless miles, crossing the country multiple times over on headlining tours and supporting the likes of Torche, High on Fire, KENmode, Whores, Fu Manchu and Weedeater. They’ve become one of the most ferocious live acts in American heavy rock, and Colossus stands tall to reap the rewards of their experience.

For the first time in their near decade-long existence, LO-PAN knew exactly what they wanted when they hit the studio. They’d road-tested songs like “Eastern Seas” and the title track for over a year, and partnering with producer/engineer Andrew Schneider (Unsane, Rosetta, East Of The Wall et al) at his Translator Audio studio in Brooklyn just days after headlining Small Stone showcases in that city and Boston last March, they belted out songs that reveal just how much they’ve moved beyond their influences and arrived at their own sound — a style built on aggression without caricature, fuzz without cliché, melody without redundancy and their meanest groove to date.

Complete with cover art courtesy of Jason Alexander Byers (ex-Disengage, Black Black Black), Colossus, like its namesake, was built in defiance of gods and men, and while LO-PAN‘s loudest statement has always been made on stage, the material they craft and the power with which they execute it on this album is bound to stand for years to come.

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Colossus Track Listing:

1. Regulus

2. Land Of The Blind

3. Black Top Revelation

4. Marathon Man

5. N.P.D.

6. Colossus

7. Vox

8. Eastern Seas

9. Relo

10. The Duke

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Colossus will be released via Small Stone on October 7th, 2014. 

 Critical Praise:

LO-PAN could easily stand as one of the most important bands of their generation in the genre.” – The Obelisk

“With enough stoner rock goodness to destroy bridges and skyscrapers alike, LO-PAN show that they are one of several absolutely essential rock outfits working today and a major force to be reckoned with.” – Sputnik Music

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on LO-PAN:

http://www.lopandemic.com

http://www.facebook.com/lopandemic?fref=ts

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http://www.smallstone.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE LO-PAN.

LONG LIVE OHIO.

LONG LIVE HEAVY AS SHIT MUSIC.

Stone.

GOZU: Massachusetts Riff Rockers To Embark Upon First-Ever European Tour; “The Fury Of A Patient Man” Limited Edition Vinyl Out Now

Posted in Hard Rock, Metal, Music, news, rock bands, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on April 7, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Massachusetts hellions, GOZU, will take their riffs overseas next week for their first-ever European takeover! Set to begin at the legendary Roadburn Festival, the band will wage a full-on volume ambush through ten select locales in the Netherlands, Germany, Slovenia and Italy, concluding with a performance at Desertfest in Berlin.

GOZU will be touting the fruit of their The Fury Of A Patient Man full-length released last Spring via Small Stone. The self-produced ten track monster earned widespread praise for its Chris Cornellian vocal swells and robust, heavy rock swagger. Describes The Big Takeover of the release, “Besides wielding bruising riffs like katanas, the Cambridge, Massachusetts quartet shows an impish sense of pop culture humor with titles like ‘Charles Bronson Pinchot,’ ‘Disco Related Injury’ and the Welcome Back, Kotter referencing ‘Signed, Epstein’s Mom.’ But the primary reasons GOZU stomps most pot smoking riffmeisters into the ground are their two frontdudes. Guitarist Doug Sherman maintains a melodic touch even as his amps scream for mercy, and singer Marc Gaffney exudes as much soul as bravado.”

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Adds MetalSucks, “GOZU play the tunes on their sophomore album with a pair of great grizzled gonads. We’re talking balls, people, some truly tremendous twin testes. The kind so deeply and scraggily forested that those epic ball-beards have epic ball-beards; the kind that require a high quality wide-angle lens to get any real perspective on… At times, The Fury Of A Patient Man plays like a de-progged Mastodon after a dozen successful anger management sessions, or a laid back King Giant. The consistently competent delivery, the thick lowdown chords, dynamic proficiency and attention to density all point that direction. It’s the kind of heavy rock that just about anybody can enjoy over a few foamy brews in a hazy basement bar on a Saturday night. And when your date agrees to take the evening back to your place, you can even pretend she’s thinking of you the whole time.”

A special deluxe edition of The Fury Of A Patient Man was recently released via Small Stone in celebration of the upcoming European journey. Limited to 500 copies, the 2XLP set comes on 180-gram wax with a wide spine jacket, poly-lined sleeve, and two colors – LP one is “clear green” while LP two is “solid purple.” Sides one, two and three feature tracks from the original album, while side four offers up exclusive vinyl-only numbers with one original tune (“Break You”) and GOZUed renditions of Simply Red’s “Holding Back The Years” and D’Angelo’s “Shit, Damn, Motherfucker.”

GOZU Spring Tour 2014:

4/12/2014 Roadburn – Tilburg, NL
4/13/2014 Hafenklang – Hamburg, DE
4/15/2014 Feierwerk – Munich, DE
4/16/2014 Channel Zero – Ljubiljana, SI
4/17/2014 Magnolia – Milano, IT
4/18/2014 E20 Underground – Montecchio, IT
4/19/2014 TBA
4/20/2014 TBA
4/22/2014 Das Bette – Frankfurt, DE
4/23/2014 Musicon – Den Haag, NL
4/24/2014 The Underground – Cologne, DE
4/25/2014 Astra Kulturhaus Desertfest – Berlin, DE

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Order the vinyl edition of The Fury Of A Patient Man at THIS LOCATION.

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GOZU:

Marc Gaffney – vox/guitar
Mike Hubbard -drums
Doug Sherman–  guitar
Joe Grotto – Bass
Jeff Fultz – guitAR

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on GOZU:

Facebook: GOZU

Bandcamp: http://gozu.bandcamp.com/

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Small Stone: http://www.smallstone.com/

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LONG LIVE GOZU.

LONG LIVE MASSACHUSETTS.

Stone.

MARS RED SKY – Signs with Listenable Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, stoner metal, stoner rock, world news with tags , , , , , on January 29, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Considered one of the greats of the European stoner rock scene, France’s MARS RED SKY have gained international recognition due to a unique sound, based on thick infectious grooves and melodic aerial guitar riffs. This is truly a one of a kind experience, wrapped up by Julien Pras’ ethereal vocals, Matgaz’ powerful rhythms and Jimmy Kinast’s pachydermic bass lines. Somewhere between doom metal and 70s psyche pop, MARS RED SKY intrigues and attracts the masses to celebrate this cosmic ritual of solar burning fuzz and reverberated atmospheres.

Driven by the huge success of their eponymous debut record, recorded in Spain’s mystic Bardenas Desert and released in 2011, the band was invited to play on the largest European stages with Kyuss Lives!, Dinosaur Jr. and Sleep, as well as popular festivals like Eurockéennes de Belfort, Roadburn, London & Berlin Desertfests, Sziget Festival and SXSW (USA). All in all, MARS RED SKY has played in more than 20 countries.

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With their incredibly heavy and hypnotic performances, MARS RED SKY have been considered as one of the most thrilling live acts among the international stoner rock scene. In 2012, they paired up with French doom metal monsters Year Of No Light, to release a three-track split record, which sold out in a blink of an eye.

The release of their Be My Guide EP in 2013 opened the path for an extensive tour across Europe, then across the Atlantic for gigs in Latin America. This is where the band recorded their new album, due out this spring on Listenable Records. A limited edition 7″ EP containing exclusive material will be released in March, more details coming shortly.

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on MARS RED SKY:

www.facebook.com/marsredskyband

twitter.com/marsredsky1

marsredsky.bandcamp.com

marsredsky.bigcartel.com

www.youtube.com/user/marsredsky

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www.listenable.net

www.listenable.netshop.listenable.net

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LONG LIVE MARS RED SKY.

Stone.

KYLESA LAUNCH RETRO FUTURIST RECORDS

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on December 11, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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INAUGURAL RELEASE THIS JANUARY FROM CANADIAN TRIO SIERRA

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Dec. 11, 2013, Savannah, GA – Kylesa (Phillip Cope, Laura Pleasants and Carl McGinley II) launch Retro Futurist Records in January with the Jan. 28th release of Canadian prog trio Sierra’s album Pslip.

“The idea behind Retro Futurist Records is to provide an artist-friendly home to bands we like and bands we feel are relevant in aesthetic, sound, concept and/or ethics,” explained Pleasants.Dec. 11, 2013, Savannah, GA – Kylesa (Phillip Cope, Laura Pleasants and Carl McGinley II) launch Retro Futurist Records in January, with the Jan. 28th release of Canadian prog trio Sierra’s album Pslip.

The first release to come from the Savannah-based label is a vinyl release of Sierra’s debut album Pslip.  The Kitchener prog trio will join Kylesa for a leg of the band’s European tour (Jan. 19 to Feb. 2).  Pslip was produced by Cope and recently described by Caught in the Carousel as “so wrought with high-octane power, crunching riffs, catchy melodies, and good old-fashioned rock and roll that you’ll want to hear it over and over again.”

Retro Futurist is offering music lovers a six-month vinyl subscription series, which includes Sierra’s aforementioned release as well as original albums from Jagged VisionDarkentries, Wet Socks as well as subscriber only collectibles including a Kylesa 7” (hand-printed and numbered), a Retro Futurist t-shirt by Santos as well as a mystery 7”.  More information is available here:

http://www.retrofuturistrecords.com/product/6-month-subscription/.

Future Retro Futurist releases (available lp/digital):

Jagged Vision “Harvest Earth“ – Feb. 25, 2014

Darkentries  “The Make Believe“ – March 25, 2014

Wet Socks  – Title TBA – April 29, 2014

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

* For more info on Retro Futurist Records:

www.facebook.com/retrofuturistrecords

www.retrofuturist.bandcamp.com

* For more info on Sierra:

www.facebook.com/sierrariff

www.twitter.com/sierrariff

* For more info on JAGGED VISION:

www.facebook.com/jaggedvision

http://www.nrk.no/urort/Artist/JaggedVision/default.aspx

* For more info on DARKENTRIES:

www.facebook.com/drkntrs

www.darkentries.bigcartel.com

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LONG LIVE KYLESA.

LONG LIVE RETRO FUTURIST RECORDS.

Stone.

WEED IS WEED – Featuring Legendary Alumni From Pentagram, Earthride & Spirit Caravan – Sign To Ripple Music

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, stoner metal, stoner rock with tags , , , , , , , on November 2, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Top-tier Stoner/Doom Metal band WEED IS WEED has signed a world-wide deal with Ripple Music for the release of their full-length album, Blunt Force Trauma.

Years of seismic rumbling have led way to the tectonic formation that is WEED IS WEED. Two legendary masters of Maryland Doom, Dave “Sherm” Sherman and Gary Isom, come with a stoner/doom metal pedigree second to none. Sherm and Gary have been the creative catalysts in such genre defining bands as Pentagram, Earthride, and Spirit Caravan, and now they’re set to launch their newest, blazing heavy rock venture.

Having assembled their most blazing line-up ever, this group of musicians have crafted the perfect sound track for red-eyed blazers the world over – Blunt Force Trauma. Blitzed out, stoned heaviness is the order as this collection of tales of reefer madness and alligator fights is slated to be released early 2014 by the ever impressive Ripple Music.

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That’s right folks… People are about to take notice.

Sherm is completely shredding the vocals, undoubtedly turning in his best performance to date, as he is more than ably backed by the rip and tear of the triple (3!) guitar attack courtesy of Gary on slide & lead guitar teamed up with Jason Fisher and Rob Portillo’s riffing and rolling. Match that with the full on rhythmic assault of Darren Waters on bass, and the single moniker’d Cougin on drums, and this band is ready to pummel the unsuspecting ear drums of those about to burn!

With the ink just dry on their contract with Ripple Music, it is being announced that WEED IS WEED has also signed on with 313 INC Artist Management to help further their reach and plan their underground takeover.

Watch for some pre-release touring to be announced soon.

It’s no doubt that the riffs are gonna be huge, the vocals are gonna be gritty and the low-end will rumble that PBR floating in your stomach. Weed Is Weed is taking over… and it’s going to be a smoky green revolution.

Check out some sneak peeks of the upcoming release, Blunt Force Trauma (Ripple Music) now at www.reverbnation.com/WeedIsWeed.

WEED IS WEED Live:

11/02 @ Iallos – Knoxville, MD

11/08 @ Strange Matter – Richmond, VA – Stoner Hands of Doom Fest

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(Source: ClawHammer PR)

* For More Info On WEED IS WEED:

Facebook: WeedisWeed

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RIPPLE MUSIC Website: http://www.ripple-music.com

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LONG LIVE WEED IS WEED.

LONG LIVE RIPPLE MUSIC.

Stone.

GRAVEYARD – Norwegian Tour With Special Guests SPIRTS OF THE DEAD, Commences This November!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, psychedelic rock, rock bands, rock music, rock music news, stoner rock with tags , , , , , , , on October 26, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Graveyard - Spirits Of The Dead - tour flyer - November 2013

Gothenburg, Sweden’s very own GRAVEYARD will be on their Norwegian Tour in November 2013. GRAVEYARD’s special guests will be Oslo, Norway’s SPIRITS OF THE DEAD.

Here Are The Dates!

6.11 KRISTIANSAND, KICK

7.11 STAVANGER, FOLKEN

8.11 HAUGESUND, BYSCENEN

9.11 BERGEN, KVARTERET

11.11 VOLDA, ROKKEN

12.11 GISKE, OCEANSOUND STUDIO

13.11 TROMSØ, DRIV

14.11 TRONDHEIM, BYSCENEN

15.11 OSLO, ROCKEFELLER

16.11 LILLEHAMMER, BINGON

17.11 DRAMMEN, UNION

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GRAVEYARD:

Joakim Nilsson – Guitar & Vocals

Jonathan Ramm – Guitar

Rikard Edlund – Bass

Axel Sjöberg – Drums

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SPIRITS OF THE DEAD:

Ragnar Vikse – Vocals

Ole Øvstedal – Guitar

 Kristian Hultgren – Bass

Geir Thorstensen – Drums

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* For More Info On GRAVEYARD:

http://www.facebook.com/graveyardofficial

http://www.twitter.com/graveyard

* For More Info On SPIRITS OF THE DEAD:

http://www.thespiritsofthedead.com

Facebook: Spirits of the Dead

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LONG LIVE GRAVEYARD.

LONG LIVE SPIRITS OF THE DEAD.

Stone.

TRUE WIDOW – STREAM NEW SONG, “HW:R,” VIA NOISEY

Posted in Hard Rock, Metal, Music, psychedelic rock, rock albums, rock bands, rock music news, stoner rock with tags , , , , , , on June 1, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Photo credit: Justin Wilson

CIRCUMAMBULATION OUT JULY 23 VIA RELAPSE

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Philadelphia – True Widow is streaming HW:R, a new song from the upcoming album Circumambulation via Noisey (http://noisey.vice.com/blog/here-is-true-widows-new-single-hwr).

The five-minute track perfectly encapsulates the Texas trio’s seemingly effortless ability to create highly melodic and memorable songs with a rootsy, organic spin on guitar-centric shoegaze.

Pre-order packages for Circumambulation are available on CD/LP/Digital and a deluxe vinyl version that contains a custom letter-pressed art print, designed by DH Phillips and hand painted by the band (http://bit.ly/TrueWidow).

The band plays a June 1 performance at Chaos in Tejas in Austin.

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TRUE WIDOW:

DH Phillips – guitar/vocals

Nicole Estill – bass/vocals

Slim TX – drums

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

For more info on TRUE WIDOW, click on the link below!

facebook: True Widow

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LONG LIVE TRUE WIDOW.

Stone.

CLUTCH “EARTH ROCKER” – Releases Tomorrow, March 19th!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Music, rock albums, rock music, rock music news, stoner rock with tags , , , , , on March 18, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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CLUTCH – The brand new studio album, Earth Rocker, from Maryland’s warriors of Heavy Rock, aka CLUTCH, will be releasing tomorrow on March 19th! This will be the 10th studio album from CLUTCH, releasing via Weathermaker Music.

I’ll be heading out tomorrow to buy the physical CD of Earth Rocker, cause there’s nothing like grabbing a hot new release from CLUTCH right off the store shelf. Metal be thy name.

Below is the Best Buy pre-sale link for both CD and Vinyl:

http://goo.gl/CWoRo

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The full album of Earth Rocker is streaming at the link below! Whoa!

http://pro-rock.com

Here’s the CD back cover to Earth Rocker, showing the Track Listing:

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For more info on CLUTCH, click on the link below! Whoa!

facebook: Clutch

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LONG LIVE CLUTCH.

Stone.

NEW KEEPERS OF THE WATER TOWERS – Swedish Stoner Rock Band Issue Album Update

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news, stoner rock with tags , , , , on September 6, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Main songwriter, guitarist and vocalist Rasmus of Sweden’s NEW KEEPERS OF THE WATER TOWERS has issued the following update regarding the long-awaited third album from the celebrated Stoner Rock outfit:

“For the past year and a half we have been working in and out of the studio on this, our third, album. It’s been a long process of developing and enriching our music with more genre defying sounds, dark lyrics about life and death, a lot of experimenting with musical directions and tinkering with richer harmonic arrangements. To put it bluntly, we’ve been recording an epic. None of us have ever put this much effort and emotion into a piece of music, so it means a lot to us and now that we are in the final steps of recording we feel very proud of what we have accomplished and I don’t think there is any doubt in our minds that we have succeeded in creating the album we set out to record.”

Song titles to be featured on the upcoming album include “Visions of Death,” “Cosmic Child,” “He Who Greets With Fire” and “The Great Leveler.” A spring 2013 release through Listenable Records has been scheduled for the album.

Video footage of the band performing “Rise of the Lizard King” at Roskilde Festival 2010 is below!

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(Source: ClawHammer PR)

For more info, click on the links below!

http://www.myspace.com/nkotw

http://www.listenable.net

LONG LIVE NEW KEEPERS OF THE WATER TOWERS.

Stone.

DISASTROID – Upcoming Live Gig Info For August 29th In Oakland!

Posted in grunge, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, rock and roll, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on August 13, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

DISASTROID – Hey! If you haven’t heard by now, DISASTROID is a very, very cool Rock band from San Francisco, California. DISASTROID has a gig coming up on August 29th, at 6:30 pm, at Eli’s Mile High Club in Oakland, California. If you live anywhere near Oakland, get on out there and catch some live DISASTROID!

These guys can play some Heavy Rock ‘N Roll and will most likely be world-famous someday too. How does Stone know all this? Cause I listen to their stuff and believe in this band. Call ’em Stoner, Psychedelic, Grunge and/or Hard Rock… I just call ’em one hell of a Rock band and ’nuff said about that.

You’ll become a believer of DISASTROID too by checking ’em out and clicking on those cool links below! Metal be thy name.

DISASTROID – Links To Click:

DISASTROID – facebook

http://disastroid-music.blogspot.com/

DISASTROID – Bay Area Band To Check Out; Cause They Flat-Out ROCK!

Listen to Money And Guilt below! HEY… play it LOUD!

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LONG LIVE DISASTROID.

Stone.

ORCHID – Announce New EP: “HERETIC”

Posted in doom rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on August 4, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

San Francisco based Doom Rockers, ORCHID, have announced to release an EP featuring 3 brand new tracks + 1 song from the latest full-length album, Capricorn, on September 7, 2012.

The EP, entitled Heretic, marks the first release for Nuclear Blast and will be released both digitally as well as on 10″ vinyl.

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HERETIC – Track List:

01. Heretic

02. Falling Away

03. Saviours Of The Blind

04. He Who Walks Alone

Commented guitarist Mark Baker: “Late in 2010, after we submitted the „Capricorn“ full length to our label and waited for the release, we realized that there wouldn’t be any extensive touring, so we just kept writing and rehearsing new material. A few months later, we were back in the studio cutting basics for new songs. By the time we finished the business of changing labels, we had way more than one album worth of new songs. We, along with Nuclear Blast, decided it would be a great idea to release a few of those on an EP this year while we wrap up everything for our next full length. We’re really excited for people worldwide to get a chance to check out what we’ve been up to in the last year. These new songs have the classic, anthemic ORCHID sound that people expect from us, along with a few elements that we’ve never shown before.”

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(Source: Nuclear Blast News)

* For more info on ORCHID, click on the links below!

http://www.OrchidSF.com

http://orchid.bandcamp.com/

http://www.youtube.com/OrchidSF

LONG LIVE ORCHID.

Stone.

DISASTROID – Bay Area Band To Check Out; Cause They Flat-Out ROCK!

Posted in grunge, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on May 9, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

DISASTROID – Recently, Studio SQ shared an independent band with me and their called: DISASTROID. Whoa. Very, very cool name for a band of any Rock genre. To make the situation even better, the music of DISASTROID is very, very cool too. Very cool. Damn cool. Cool as hell. In other Metal words, Stone digs the two songs I’ve been listening to from DISASTROID.

DISASTROID are from The Bay Area (California) and can easily be tagged as Stoner and Hard Rock Rock meets Grunge. However, there are many musical influences happening within the sound from this band; Even a hint of Punk vibe seem to weave its way about in both songs: Low and Money and Guilt. At the end of the day, it’s Rock ‘N Roll, it’s heavy and damn fun to hear.

I really appreciate the “free spirit” style that DISASTROID exhibits musically. This band plays loose while still coming across as a tight unit. Both songs are obviously produced quite well, while still maintaining a fun “garage-style” atmosphere; which seems to be missing too often in the world of Rock today. The vocals of Enver Koneya remind me of the super legendary Chris Cornell. Regardless, Enver still comes across as original to my ears.

Fans of Queens of the Stone Age to fans of Army Of Anyone, with all other fans in-between and on the side, should get a Rockin’ kick from the memorable Rock ‘N Roll DISASTROID has created.

Below the live group shot, there are 2 links for 2 songs; which will give you a taste for what the Heavy Rock ‘N Roll of  DISASTROID sounds like. Don’t hesitate! Click them cool links, listen to some DISASTROID and leave a comment about what you’ve heard! Your Metal voice counts, here at Metal Odyssey!

“Low” – http://dl.dropbox.com/u/14759375/Virb/artists/Disastroid/Low.mp3

“Money and Guilt” – http://dl.dropbox.com/u/14759375/Virb/artists/Disastroid/MoneyAndGuilt.mp3

DISASTROID – Official Press Release:

DISASTROID – From time to time one stumbles on a record that simply kicks ass. Disastroid’s upcoming LP “Money and Guilt” is no exception. This rock epic takes the listener on a ride through a minefield of tempo changes, metric modulation, and other surprises that turn your guts. By and large it employs the best that rock has to offer while showcasing refined musicianship and purpose.

Huge guitar tone, heavy riffs, driving rhythms, and melodic vocals are the salient components of Disastroid’s music. While their sound can be reminiscent to some of the heroes of 90’s rock (Melvins, Rollins Band, Jesus Lizard, Soundgarden, etc.), the band has a hard time labeling their work. As frontman Enver Koneya points out “We have no real formula… we just make music that pleases ourselves. It just so happens that others like the sound as well.”

Enver assembled Disastroid in San Francisco from spare parts he found on Craigslist. After recording an EP on his own, Travis Williams jumped on board taking over the bass chair. Travis has had great influence on the direction of the group and over the past three years he and Enver have prolifically written and recorded three albums, most recently with Braden McGaw on drums.

Since their inception Disatroid has been busy. In addition to recording the group has been gaining fans steadily as they perform along the west coast. They’ve also managed to amass a devoted following in their home base of San Francisco, a city which tends to be oriented toward the clinically critical and the cynically hipster.

They were recently featured in Thrasher Magazine and have accumulated tons of local and national attention. On Disastroid’s horizon is a tour to the Pacific Northwest to support their release of “Money and Guilt”.

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(Source: Studio SQ)

For more info & tour dates for DISASTROID, click on the link below!

http://disastroid-music.blogspot.com/

LONG LIVE DISASTROID.

Stone.

SLEEP – Dopesmoker – Deluxe Reissue Cover Art Revealed

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, stoner metal, stoner rock with tags , , , , , on April 2, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

As previously announced, Southern Lord Recordings will release a deluxe reissue of one the most essential albums of modern times – Dopesmoker from Stoner Metal icons, SLEEP. This reissue is entirely remastered from the original smoke-encrusted Ampex reels, and features an unreleased live recording of one their greatest live performances — “Holy Mountain” from San Francisco’s I-Beam in 1994 — as well as a brand new artwork by long time SLEEP artist Arik Roper, who crafted something truly special and consciousness-expanding for the album’s rebirth. Check it out at THIS LOCATION.

Dopesmoker stands as one of the towering achievements in recent metal history: a mesmerizing, intoxicating, and incredibly complex composition that remains unrivaled in the evolution of Stoner Metal.

In conjunction with its release, SLEEP will be headlining the 2012 edition of the Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, Netherlands before departing on a 24-city tour of Europe and the UK commencing May 3 in Wroclaw, Poland.

“Proceeds the Weedian. Nazareth.”

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For info on SLEEP – 2012 European Tour Dates, click on large link below:

SLEEP – Southern Lord To Unleash ‘Dopesmoker’ Deluxe Reissue – SLEEP 2012 European Tour Dates Listed

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on SLEEP, click on the links below:

 http://www.weedian.com

http://www.facebook.com/officialsleep

http://www.southernlordrecords.com

LONG LIVE SLEEP.

Stone.

ORANGE GOBLIN – To Headline Desertfest 2012, In Camden Town, London

Posted in doom metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal festivals, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock festivals, rock music, rock music news, sludge metal, stoner metal, stoner rock with tags , , , , , , , on February 20, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

DESERTFEST – Over 50 Stoner Rock, Doom and Sludge bands are to perform on 3 stages at this year’s Desertfest 2012 in Camden Town, London! Headlining is ORANGE GOBLIN with CORROSION OF CONFORMITY and KARMA TO BURN. Recently added bands are Black Cobra, Zoroaster and Viking Skull.

This 3 day Desertfest takes place on April 6th, 7th and 8th at The Underworld Camden, Purple Turtle and The Black Heart. The Desertfest poster above says it all for the potency of kick-ass bands that are to perform! Metal be thy name!

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Both ORANGE GOBLIN and CORROSION OF CONFORMITY have new studio albums out in 2012 and both come highly, highly recommended by Metal Odyssey!

ORANGE GOBLIN – A Eulogy For The Damned was released in North America on February 14, 2012, via Candlelight Records. Check out Stone’s album review by clicking on that huge link below!

ORANGE GOBLIN – ‘A Eulogy For The Damned’: This Album Is Mandatory Metal, My Metal Brethren

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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY – Self titled album will be released in North America on February 28th, 2012, via Candlelight Records. Check out Stone’s album review by clicking on that big link below!

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY – ‘Corrosion Of Conformity’ – Get Ready Cause This Heady Album Transports The Very Heavy, Very Steady

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For more info, click on the links below:

DESERTFEST 2012

http://www.orange-goblin.com

http://www.coc.com

LONG LIVE DESERTFEST.

LONG LIVE ORANGE GOBLIN & CORROSION OF CONFORMITY.

Stone.

BLACK SKIES Issue Roadside Update – Live Song Posted

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, progressive rock, rock music, rock music news, stoner rock with tags , , , , , , on November 27, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

North Carolina power trio BLACK SKIES have been ravaging the North American masses since November 14 on their 2011 Fall tour excursion  in support of the recently unleashed On The Wings Of Time full-length.

The band checks in from the van:

“The tour is going great! We’ve played some of our favorite venues. hit some new ones and had a great first time playing Canada! The crowd, promoters and venues in Montreal and Toronto were very welcoming and we look forward to going back! We’ve been playing songs off our new record for the most part including a tune we hadn’t really played out live before and a May Blitz cover on some nights. It’s been a blast being back out. Our friends Make from Chapel Hill were on the first half of the tour with us. It’s been great to share the stage with these guys every night. They’re an excellent band, and good, fun people to hang with. We joined up with Vaz in Montreal for a string of dates. It’s time to take over Easthampton, Brooklyn, Philadelphia and Annandale!”

BLACK SKIES – Fall Tour 2011 [remaining dates]:

11/27/2011 St. Vitus – Brooklyn, NY**

11/28/2011 JRs – Philadelphia, PA**

11/29/2011 Cellar Door – Annandale, VA

** w/ Vaz http://www.vazmusic.bandcamp.com

On The Wings Of Time is currently available at all shows on digital download cards included with the purchase of a limited edition, silk-screened poster. A CD version with alternate cover art is also available. To hear On The Wings Of Time in its entirety, visit the band’s official BandCamp page. In addition, you can check out a live recording from the band’s first show of the tour at the Get Down in Asheville, North Carolina. HERE.

(Source: Earsplit PR)

LONG LIVE BLACK SKIES.

Stone.

9 CHAMBERS – In Stores Tomorrow, September 27th, 2011

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, metal odyssey, Music, rock albums, rock music, rock music news, stoner rock with tags , , , , , , , on September 26, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

First Single –“Know Your Enemy”- Impacting at Active Rock Radio Now

U.S. & European Tour Dates Announced Soon

(Los Angeles, CA) 9 CHAMBERS is the collaboration between respected Hard Rock veterans: producer/singer/guitarist Greg Hampton (Alice Cooper, Lita Ford, Tommy Bolin), former Monster Magnet guitarist Ed Mundell, Gov’t Mule virtuoso bassist Jorgen Carlsson and Black Sabbath/Dio/Heaven & Hell drummer Vinny Appice.  The self-titled, debut album is set for release tomorrow, September 27th, via Samson Records/E1 Entertainment.

(Photo credit: Rockframe Photography)

Their first single, “Know Your Enemy” is impacting at Active Rock Radio now. The first 50 lucky fans who pre-order the album on Amazon.com will receive a FREE copy of “Stashed Gems” – an unreleased 9 CHAMPERS EP.

Fall/Winter U.S. and European touring dates for 9 CHAMBERS will be announced shortly.  European fans will have to wait until November 28th when the debut album is set to be released through Earmusic/Edel and will feature a special version of the album for that territory. More details to be announced shortly.

(Source: MAD Ink, PR)

* For more info on 9 CHAMBERS, click on the links below:

9 Chambers – Official Website

9 CHAMBERS – Official facebook

9 Chambers – Reverbnation

https://twitter.com/#!/9chambersmusic

LONG LIVE 9 CHAMBERS.

Stone.

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