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Italian Trad-Metal Trailblazers TIR Releasing ‘Metal Shock’ May 10th On Gates Of Hell Records

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , , on April 5, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

One of the very first Italian heavy metal bands returns with its first full-length album in eight years, Metal Shock! Trailblazing and traditional metal ensemble TIR will release Metal Shock May 10th on Gates of Hell Records. The album’s first single is streaming below.

Stream “La Luna nel Cerchio” below:

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Metal Shock is the band’s second full-length in a career that dates back to 1980. Metal Shock is an album that challenges the old-school metal status quo by having lyrics sung entirely in Italian.

Recorded at Trick Studio in Rome in late 2018/early 2019, Metal Shock is sung entirely in Italian, giving TIR yet another angle in a career that has been marked by going against the grain. Several of the songs found on Metal Shock date all the way back to the band’s halcyon ’80s period and were subsequently re-written and tinkered with until the members of TIR were satisfied. This type of meticulous detail shines throughout the album, where TIR’s penchant for knifing twin guitar melodies, hefty gallops and the multi-faceted vocal capabilities of Cialone are pure touchstones of metal’s undisputed glory era.

Traditional metal fans will instantly heed the call of TIR’s melody-dominated style and taut songwriting approach. Metal Shock marks a new beginning for a band, who, even as they are approaching the four-decade mark, are playing some of their most inspired material to date. TIR shows with Metal Shock that there is nothing stronger than conviction.

Track Listing:

  1. Città In Fiamme
  2. La Sfida
  3. Banche Armate
  4. La Luna Nel Cerchio
  5. Crazy Mama
  6. Dentro Il Vuoto
  7. Lasciateci Fare
  8. Metal Shock
  9. Beat 150
  10. Mitra
  11. Memoria (Faber)

TIR:

Sergio Bonelli – Guitars

Danilo Antonini– Guitars

Dino Gubinelli – Bass

Piero Arioni – Drums

Giuseppe Cialone – Vocals

CD Pre-order:

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Vinyl LP Pre-order:

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TIR BIO:

A year away from their 40th anniversary, Italian traditional metal outfit TIR remains one of the best-kept secrets in the underground. Formed in 1980 by the guitar tandem of Sergio Bonelli and Danilo Antonini, TIR opted for the path of most resistance: Instead of releasing studio albums and seeking major label assistance, they preferred to perform live shows. Their performances soon became can’t-miss events in Rome. Aided by fire, pyrotechnics and even live snakes, TIR’s reputation spread like wildfire (no pun intended) in their home city, catapulting their lone release of the decade, 1984’s self-titled demo, into the frenzied world of underground tape trading. However, while the metal scene waited for TIR to record a proper full-length album, the band stuck to their guns and simply kept playing live.

TIR would split in 1986, only to reform two years later. It wasn’t until 2011 that the band saw fit to release an album of original material, the appropriately titled Heavy Metal. Eight years later, TIR (who, in addition to Bonelli and Antonini, comprise long-time bassist Dino Gubinelli, vocalist Giuseppe Cialone and drummer Piero Arioni) return with Metal Shock, their first release for Gates of Hell Records.

More label & band info:

TIR on Facebook

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cruzdelsurmusic.bandcamp.com

Source: ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE TIR.

LONG LIVE METAL.

STONE.

WITCH CROSS – Announces New Drummer And Festival News!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on January 23, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Witch Cross have parted company with drummer Lars Bjørnstad. The band wish him good luck with his new adventures and thank him for all the fun we have had over the last 4 years.

Witch Cross are delighted to welcome new drummer Jesper Haugaard who is also a member of Danish Rock band Crime Club.

Jesper will make his live debut with Witch Cross when they play at The Ultimate Revenge of Heavy Metal Festival in Finland ‪on March 4th.

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Jesper Haugaard

Bass player and founding member Jan ‘Little John’ says: “Jesper is the right person for Witch Cross and we look forward to gigging and recording with him in 2016.”

The band is currently working on their third album, set to be released later this year.

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE WITCH CROSS.

WITCH CROSS KICKS METAL ASS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

KAINE – Announce New Guitarist

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on October 8, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Band Leaving Static Tension One Month After Signing

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Britain’s Kaine have announced that Saxon Davids will be joining the band on guitar permanently. Saxon recently filled in for Anthony Murch on the band’s tour across Britain and Ireland with Mordred.

The band will now move forward as a 5 piece with Rage Sadler on rhythm guitars and vocals, Dan Mailer on bass and vocals, Anthony Murch on lead guitar, Saxon Davids on rhythm & lead guitars and Chris MacKinnon on drums.

Band founder Rage Sadler said: “We are very happy to welcome Saxon to the Kaine family. Saxon did a great job with us on tour; he showed absolute professionalism in learning and performing the songs live in such a short space of time. Personality wise he was a perfect fit for the band and after the reviews we had from our London show we thought why not?”

Saxon commented: “I’m very happy to become a full-time member of Kaine and I am looking forward to what the future holds for the band as a 5 piece Metal machine! Rage approached me pretty much straight after the Islington O2 Academy gig and discussed with me the possibility of this happening. That tour was one of the best experiences of my life from a personal and musical perspective, so to be asked to join the guys permanently is a great pleasure.”

Kaine has also departed its American record label Static Tension less than a month after signing with them. This was due to the label being reluctant to print physical releases for the band as it didn’t believe it had the ability to sell copies. The band believes that remaining with the label is pointless as a result. This is the second record label the band have left this year.

Rage stated: “Unfortunately Static Tension were unable to commit to creating physical materials. If a label doesn’t have the confidence in its own ability to market and sell a band just weeks after signing it, then there is really no point in continuing.”

Kaine will not be looking for another label in the near future and will continue along the DIY route unless an offer of significance comes the bands way.

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(Source: Dewar PR)

KAINE ONLINE:

Facebook

Twitter

Bandcamp

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LONG LIVE KAINE.

KAINE KICKS METAL ASS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

ZERO DOWN – Signs To Minotauro Records; “No Limit To The Evil” Slated For Fall/Winter Release

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on September 18, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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ZERO DOWN: Lenny Burnett – Lead & Rhythm Guitars, Vocals, Matt Fox – Lead & Rhythm Guitars, Vocals, Ron E. Banner – Bass, Vocals, Chris Gohde – Drums, Mark “Hawk” Hawkinson – Lead Vocals & Screams

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Seattle trad-metallers ZERO DOWN have signed to Minotauro Records and a fall/winter release is set for the release of their fourth album, tentatively titled No Limit to the Evil. Stay tuned for the release date.

After releasing their last CD independently, ZERO DOWN is now set and excited to release their next ripper on Minotauro Records in the Fall/Winter of 2014. Once again the band will be reuniting with Martin Feveyear (QOTSA, SCREAMING TREES, DUFF MCKEAGAN’S LOADED, etc) at Jupiter Studios in Seattle to lay down this beast and packaging will include artwork by the master of Metal art, Ed Repka (MEGADETH, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, DEATH, MISFITS, etc). Tentatively titled No Limit To The Evil, this new opus will feature ten new cuts and sure to be Minotauro’s heaviest release to date, so scream for me motherfuckers!

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Formed in 2002, ZERO DOWN consists of five veteran musicians from the Seattle Metal/Punk Rock scene that cast iron 70’s Arena Rock with classic NWOBHM guitar riffs to bring the old school Metal traditions to the present! Over the past decade ZERO DOWN have released three scorching slabs of their Metal Rock (Old Time Revival, Good Times At The Gates of Hell and Looking To Start A Riot) and shared the stage with a variety of national acts including UFO, MOTLEY CRUE, DIAMOND HEAD, Y&T, RAVEN, ACCEPT, GODSMACK, THE ACCUSED, THE SUPERSUCKERS, UDO, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, PRONG and PAUL DIANNO.

Critical Praise:

“Hands, er, down, Seattle’s Zero Down are America’s best unsigned band, and to be that, you gotta have more than one beer-bongin record of clanging rock God-ness, and well, Zero Down have two, 2005’s Old Time Revival and now this Ed Repka-painted ripper!”

– Martin Popoff (BWBK Magazine & Hard Radio.com)

“Chock full of bombastic blues-rock riffs and cocksure swagger. Imagine how Zeke, Scissorfight and Airbourne might sound if they got drunk and jammed together. It’s classic without sounding dated and reverential without sounding copyist.” – Caren Gibson (Metal Hammer Magazine)

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on ZERO DOWN:

Facebook: Zero Down Fan Page

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE ZERO DOWN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

JOHNNY TOUCH – Traditional Metallers Debuts New Track With Grande Rock

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on August 11, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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With its highly anticipated worldwide release of Inner City Wolves coming in just over a week, Australian Trad Metal maniacs JOHNNY TOUCH have hooked up with Grande-Rock.com for the exclusive premiere of album track Dishonourable Discharge.

Boasting more Metal than the steel plate in cousin Eddie’s head, “Dishonourable Discharge” is now streaming at this location.

JOHNNY TOUCH previously released a demo tape and two split 7-inch records and are barely known outside of their homeland. Inner City Wolves is an amazing debut and serves as an example of a band creating an original work that will leave a lasting impression on the Heavy Metal world. Led by a first-rate vocalist and taking the best parts of JUDAS PRIEST, IRON MAIDEN, and METALLICA, with YNGWIE MALMSTEEN style ripping leads that shred the soul, Inner City Wolves gets it right across the board! The songwriting is extremely complex, yet catchy as hell. Get ready for what is sure to be considered one of the best Heavy Metal albums of 2014 and a stone cold classic for years to come.

Inner City Wolves will be out on August 19 on Shadow Kingdom Records.

Critical Praise:

“The release from the Australians is sure to leave a footprint on the world of Heavy Metal, ….one of the best releases of the year Inner City Wolves” 10/10 – Metal Temple

“This is the sound of tape trading days in a heavy metal parking lots outside of a Judas Priest show, where metal heads shared the latest news of the underground metal scene from Europe to New York to Los Angeles with freshly mimeographed newsletters.”  – Dangerdog Music Reviews

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Ordering and release information for this and other Shadow Kingdom Records releases can be found at this location.

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on JOHNNY TOUCH:

facebook.com/JohnnyTouchAus

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shadowkingdomrecords.com

bandcamp.com

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LONG LIVE JOHNNY TOUCH.

JOHNNY TOUCH KICKS METAL ASS.

LONG LIVE AUSTRALIA.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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KAINE – Premiere New Track “Solidarity” From Forthcoming Album “The Waystone”

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on June 14, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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British traditional heavy metal band Kaine have just made their new track “Solidarity” available for streaming and download on their Bandcamp page.

The track is available for immediate download for everyone who pre-orders their new CD. Alternatively the track can be downloaded by itself for £1. The album is due to be released on August 1st 2014 and pre-orders are set to ship on July 22 2014.

Stream the track and pre-order “The Waystone” at this location:


http://kaine.bandcamp.com/album/the-waystone

Kaine - The Waystone - promo cover pic - 2014

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KAINE:

Rage Sadler – Guitars & Vocals

Dan Mailer – Bass & Vocals

Ant Murch – Lead Guitar

Chris MacKinnon – Drums

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(Source: Dewar PR – Dewar PR Blog)

* For more info on KAINE:

Kaine Facebook

Kaine Twitter

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LONG LIVE KAINE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

JACK STARR’S BURNING STARR – European And US Tour Dates For September 2014

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 24, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Jack Starr's Burning Starr - Promo Tour Flyer - September 2014

JACK STARR’S BURNING STARR – The incredibly talented Marta Gabriel of Crystal Viper will be on tour with the legendary Jack Starr’s BURNING STARR (official) as rhythm guitarist. Check out the European & US tour dates for this September, on that killer tour flyer (above).

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MARTA GABRIEL

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LONG LIVE JACK STARR’S BURNING STARR.

LONG LIVE MARTA GABRIEL.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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