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Golden Robot Records Release Remastered ROSE TATTOO Album “Beats From A Single Drum”

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 29, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Golden Robot Records have released remastered Rose Tattoo album Beats from a Single Drum, available to stream everywhere and on limited edition vinyl.

Beats from a Single Drum features 10 remastered songs from the 1986 album including ‘Calling,‘ ‘Michael Oreilly‘ and ‘Suddenly’ with the latter track featured as the wedding song for Scott (Jason Donovan) and Charlene (Kylie Minogue) on Neighbours. ‘Suddenly’ was also featured in a wedding scene for the hit UK show Gavin and Stacey.

This era was defining for Rose Tattoo with a changed line up, new members in the fold and Beats from a Single Drum released for the first time to great eagerness from fans and critics alike. The main contributing members of this album were Angry Anderson (vocals), Tim Gaze (guitar), Andy Cichon (keyboard/backing vocals) and Scott Johnston (drums/backing vocals).  This pivotal time in Tatts history cemented the band as an established name and a force within the Australian music landscape. 

This is not the first Rose Tattoo release Golden Robot has been involved with, previously releasing Tatts: Live in Brunswick (2017), Blood Brothers (2018) and Scarred for Live 1980-1982 (2018). The label was also home to the Tatts when they supported Guns N’ Roses on their 2017 Australian stadium tour.

“We are truly excited to remaster what was the most commercially successful album for Rose Tattooand Angry [Anderson]. Tatts will always be a rock n’ roll institution with Angry being one of the most notable Australian front men of all time.” says Golden Robot Records CEO & President, Mark Alexander-Erber.

Led by front man Angry Anderson, Beats from a Single Drum takes on a new life form to deliver a clear and familiar sound to Rose Tattoo fans. Beats from a Single Drum will be made available on vinyl in 2023, a must have for any serious record collector.

Buy/stream Beats from a Single Drum HERE

The vinyl will be available in 4 colours with a limited edition blue vinyl available for pre-order now. A further limited edition red vinyl will be made available in January, with black to follow in February and a limited edition USA exclusive green vinyl to be made available for pre-order in March.

You can pre-order Beats from a Single Drum limited edition blue vinyl HERE

On-Line:
https://goldenrobotrecords.com/

Source: Golden Robot Records

Australia’s TAROT Sign With CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 12, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photo Credit: Scott Bradshaw

Cruz Del Sur Music is proud to announce the signing of the vintage hard/rock metal outfit TAROT. The label will release the band’s second studio album sometime in 2023. TAROT presents a familiar face from Cruz Del Sur Music: The band’s guitarist and vocalist Will Spectre, also leads arcane metallers THE WIZAR’D.

“I got in touch with Cruz Del Sur when I was looking for a label to release the most recent album from THE WIZAR’D,” he says. “Cruz Del Sur did a great job on that and were very supportive of us, so I thought they would be an excellent choice for the new TAROT album. Luckily for us, Cruz Del Sur was also fans of TAROT and agreed to release the album before they had even heard any songs. We are really looking forward to working on the release with them!”

The TAROT journey began in 2011 when Spectre decided to write songs in the vein of URIAH HEEP, RAINBOW and DEEP PURPLE, bands that, admittedly, he is “obsessed with.” The two-track Take A Look Around demo arrived later that year. After honing the production methods needed to capture a warm, analog sound, TAROT released the Life And Death EP in 2014.

Two subsequent EPs, Dying Daze and The Watchers Dream were released in 2014, setting the stage for TAROT’s first full-length, 2016’s Reflections. The release of Reflections coincided with the expansion of the TAROT lineup to play live. The band now comprises organ and synth player David Harrington-George, guitarist/vocalist Felix Russell, bassist/vocalist Dave Walsh and drummer Mat Frodsham.

“Our current lineup is the strongest and tightest yet,” says Spectre. “I think we work very well together. I couldn’t imagine playing with anyone else. The other guys are also taking on writing duties and have contributed songs to our new album.”

TAROT recently laid down the drums for its aforementioned second full-length album with producer/engineer Joe Haley, with the remainder of the tracking to take place at the band’s home studios. Like previous efforts, TAROT’s new full-length will be self-produced and employ production techniques used in the 1970s.

“I think while the new material is very much in line with the previous stuff, the contributions of the other members will be very noticeable and it may take some people by surprise,” says Spectre. “Everything will be much more lively than before, and there will be a fairly distinct difference in the performance since, for the most part, the older recordings were me working on my own. Fans of our previous works won’t be disappointed, though!”

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cruzdelsurmusic.com

Source: ClawHammer PR

LORDI – Signs To Atomic Fire Records – New Album Scheduled For Spring 2023 Release

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 22, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photo by Maria Jyrkäs

The world’s favorite hard rock monsters, LORDI, who are currently busy touring Europe, are gearing up for the next chapter of their spooky discography. Today, the horde is proud to announce their signing to Atomic Fire Records. While their current seven-CD(!) album box, Lordiversity, was released just one year ago, the famed Finnish group led by mastermind Mr. Lordi have fully seized their time at home during the pandemic to record a follow-up album that will see the light of day in Spring 2023.

LORDI comments, “We are damn proud to announce that LORDI are joining the impressive ranks of Atomic Fire Records! We’re quite psyched up to stir the pots with Markus Wosgien, Flori Milz, and their fantastic team. Leaving AFM Records (thanks a million, Jochen) was not an easy decision for us since the support there was always great! Stay tuned monster maniacs — the next era is all set and ready and awaiting just right around the corner…”

Atomic Fire Records label founder/A&R Markus Wosgien adds, “With LORDI, we are happy to welcome another heavyweight of the heavy metal scene to Atomic Fire Records. Twenty years ago, their fantastic debut Get Heavy was released and you simply had to love them! The combination of their monster image with traditional ’80s metal was a real joy on every single one of their albums and is always a guarantee for a true metal inferno live on stage. What Mr. Lordi and his monster clan recently created on the seven-CD package Lordversity still leaves me speechless and will probably never be seen again in this form. We are looking forward to the next chapter with some new monster anthems par excellence!”

New LORDI tunes will come your way soon. In the meantime, you can catch the band live on their European Lordiversitour currently underway and the newly announced The Tour To End All Tours run with Sabaton and Babymetal. See all confirmed dates below. Keep up with all LORDI live dates at THIS LOCATION.

LORDI:

11/23/2022 Der Hirsch – Nuremberg, DE w/ Almanac, Dymytry

11/24/2022 Eventhall Airport – Regensburg-Obertraubling, DE w/ Almanac, Dymytry

11/25/2022 Hole44 – Berlin, DE w/ Almanac, Dymytry

11/26/2022 Hellraiser – Leipzig, DE w/ Almanac, Dymytry

11/28/2022 Backstage (Werk) – Munich, DE w/ Almanac, Dymytry

11/29/2022 Essigfabrik – Cologne, DE w/ Almanac, Enemy Inside

11/30/2022 Garage – Saarbrucken, DE w/ Almanac, Enemy Inside

12/02/2022 P60 – Amstelveen, NL w/ Almanac, Enemy Inside

12/03/2022 Tivoli – Bremen, DE w/ Almanac, Dymytry

12/04/2022 Markthalle – Hamburg, DE w/ Almanac, Dymytry

12/06/2022 Vakaris – Vilnius, LT

12/08/2022 Tavastia-klubi – Helsinki, FI

12/09/2022 Olympia-kortteli – Tampere, FI

12/10/2022 Viking Grace – Turku – MS, FI

w/ Sabaton, Babymetal:

4/14/2023 First Direct Arena – Leeds, UK 

4/15/2023 Arena Wembley – London, UK

4/16/2023 Motorpoint Arena – Cardiff, UK 

4/18/2023 OVO Hydro – Glasgow, UK 

4/21/2023 Zénith (La Villette) – Paris, FR 

4/22/2023 Festhalle – Frankfurt, DE

4/24/2023 Barclays Arena – Hamburg, DR

4/25/2023 Rockhal – Esch-sur-Alzette, LU

4/28/2023 Avicii Arena – Stockholm, SE

4/29/2023 Spektrum – Oslo, NO

4/30/2023 Royal Arena – Copenhagen, DK

5/02/2023 ZAG Arena – Hanover, DE

5/03/2023 Ziggo Dome – Amsterdam, NL

5/05/2023 Mercedes-Benz Arena – Berlin, DE

5/06/2023 Quarterback Immobilien Arena – Leipzig, DE

5/07/2023 Stadthalle – Vienna, AT

5/09/2023 Atlas Arena – Łódź, PL

5/10/2023 Ostravar Aréna – Ostrava, CZ

5/12/2023 Lanxess Arena – Cologne, DE

5/13/2023 Sportpaleis – Antwerp, BE

5/15/2023 Olympiahalle – Munich, DE

5/18/2023 Saku Suurhall – Tallinn, EE

5/19/2023 Helsingin Jäähalli – Helsinki, FI

5/20/2023 Kuopio-halli – Kuopio, FI

Source: EARSPLIT PR

Finnish Psyche Rock Band ASTRAL BAZAAR Has Released A New Single

Posted in Hard Rock, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on November 1, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photographer: Miikka Laitila

Finnish psychedelic rock act Astral Bazaar has released a new single entitled “Beyond the Realization”.

Helsinki based Astral Bazaar’s new song dives deep deep into one’s mind with its smoothly floating melodies, mellow groove, and rich harmonies. The song’s introspective lyrics pull the listener into a mystically self-aware mindset. In this respect the song continues both the theme and story of the band’s previous album “A Sudden Realization”, released in 2021.

Listen to the single:https://push.fm/fl/astralbazaar-beyondtherealization

Band comments on the making of their new single: “Our original intention was to include this song on the album A Sudden Realization that was released last year. In fact some of the song’s musical elements were there already before we started making any other material for the album. However, in the end we decided that the song would perhaps work better on its own, and the listeners could then reflect the lyrics of the song on the story of the album.”

Beyond The Realization
Composer: Lauri Loikkanen
Lyrics: Lauri Loikkanen
Producer: Lauri Loikkanen

LINKS:
Bandcamp
https://astralbazaar.bandcamp.com/
Youtube
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHnbou9KoQmV33IE1v3aRGw
Instragram
https://www.instagram.com/astralbazaar_band/

Source: Secret Entertainment / Inverse Records

Prepare For A Doomsday Thrash Attack With GAMERRA’s “Couillon Death Squad”

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news, thrash metal news with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 31, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

L-R – Reece Benoit (Rhythm Guitar), Jacob Broussard (Lead Guitar/Vocals), Jake Meche (Lead Vocals) Photo Credit: Tyson Pate of CobraTai Photography

Like a bat out of hell, thrash attack Gamerrai is coming at you hard and fast from Lafayette, Louisiana, USA. Their sound can be summed up as if Ghoul were written by doomsday preppers hopped up on PCP that listen to too much Revocation. They have a shiny new EP out that will scratch your thrash itch by filling your ears with tight riffs and speedy solos. “Couillon Death Squad” provides a twenty-minute thrash ride over three tracks that expand on the lore of the band. They explain the release:

“Over the years we have gotten a lot more intense and progressive musically and the vocal patterns and lyrics have gotten considerably more mature (not in content, but in quality). We’re pretty far forward from the sound people heard on “Detached from Reality” (2019). We hope that people will enjoy “Couillon Death Squad”. It is a big step up from our previously released material and we’re sure people will notice the difference.”

The EP features a varied collection of music, the first song and the last are polar opposites of each other. The opener “Couillon Death Squad” is fast and furious with a slower section in the middle and has a short runtime; the closer “Sugar Mill Headhunt” is slower, chunkier, and spaced out with a speedy section in the middle and a long runtime. The middle song “H.O.A.” has a Havok vibe to it, a good jam song for the classic thrash fans to sink their teeth into with a deadly solo. Gamerra definitely put a focus on holding the listener’s interest on this one.

“Couillon Death Squad” was produced by lead guitarist/vocalist Jacob Broussard and lead vocalist Jake Meche; it was mixed by Broussard, Meche, and guitarist Reece Benoit and mastered by Broussard. The EP art was done by Splezz.

Fast, weird, fun, and heavy, “Couillon Death Squad” is classic thrash suitable for any maniacs, especially those who enjoy Exodus, Death, and Warbringer.

EP Stream via TheCirclePit – https://youtu.be/AG7vPN67icY

The EP is available as of October 28th on all digital platforms – https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/gamerra/couillon-death-squad

Track Listing:
1. Couillon Death Squad (4:00)
2. H.O.A. (6:25)
3: Sugar Mill Headhunt (9:41)
EP Length: 20:06

Discography:
2022 – Couillon Death Squad- EP (October)
2022 – REDO- EP (May)
2021 – Demo 2021 – Demo
2019 – Detached from Reality – LP
2017 – Gnarlymetalextreme – Demo

Source: Asher Media Relations

HOOTENANNY FREAKS – Releases A New Double Single And Music Video To Celebrate Their 25 Year Career

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 27, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photographer: Lassi Hurskainen

Finnish Hard Rock band Hootenanny Freaks had their 25th anniversary in January 2022 and now they are releasing two new songs to celebrate their quarter of a century journey.

This release also presents the new singer Arttu Kettunen who have brought loads of new fresh energy to the band – that can be heard on both songs. The song Lose it All is about things going to hell and nothing seems to work out. A music video was also made for the song and it can be viewed on the band’s YouTube channel.

Falling Waters is an empowering song that tells about how it feels when the imagination takes over and you believe you have superpowers. The song is one of the heaviest tracks the band has ever recorded.

Currently the band is working on their next full length album.

Composers/Lyricists: Arttu Kettunen, Esko Kemell, Aapo Häyrinen, Marko Kuurne, Marko Leino

Check the music video: https://youtu.be/oG6JxiysTFo

Listen to 25th Anniversary Edition single on music services: https://push.fm/fl/hootenannyfreaks-25

More info: https://linktr.ee/HootenannyFreaks

Source: Inverse Records

Finnish Melancholic Metal Band DENIGRATE Head Out To European Tour With FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on September 24, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photo: Hannu Nieminen

Finnish melancholic metal band Denigrate takes a selection of tour dates in Europe in October and offers a chance to hear their latest Blackguard album live at its entirety.

Denigrate is supporting Fleshgod Apocalypse as follows:

24.10.22 Czech Republic, Prague @ Futurum
26.10.22 Poland, Poznan @ U Bazyala
27.10.22 Poland, Warsaw @ Proxima
28.10.22 Lithuania, Vilnius @ Vakaris
29.10.22 Latvia, Riga @ Melna Piektdiena
30.10.22 Finland, Helsinki @ Ääniwalli

Latest Denigrate album Blackguard was released April 22nd 2022 via Inverse Records.

Listen to “Blackguard” album: https://push.fm/fl/denigrate-blackguard

DENIGRATE:
Galzi Kallio: Vocals
Pekka Pyrhönen: Bass,
Seppo Nummela: Guitar
Tipi Toivanen: Drums

Tracklist:
01. Sonata Del Diavlo
02. The Fear And The Fever
03. Rara Avis
04. Aureole
05. Perfida
06. The Dead Saluting

www.facebook.com/denigrateCamp

Source: Inverse Records

FRAGMENTUM – Release New Single, “Quirigua Successors”

Posted in dark metal, Metal, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on August 13, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Belgian melodic dark metal band FRAGMENTUM has released a brand new track, “Quirigua Successors.” The song is a continuation of the Mayan themes explored in the band’s 2021 release, “Masters of Complexity”.

FRAGMENTUM guitarist/vocalist Jan Bruggeman comments on the single: “Quirigua Successors’ is a song about a Mayan clan that endured, but survived Clash Of The Clans and Feast Of The Flesh, as described in our previous album Masters Of Perplexity. The album ends with ‘Secrets Of The Stones,’ like extinguished Maya settlements do, but the Quirigua people are a strong and smart clan. Will they reveal these secrets and who knows what else the future brings for them?”

Stream “’Quirigua Successors” now on Spotify.

FRAGMENTUM is a melodic dark metal band from Lokeren, Belgium founded by Jan Bruggeman and Gunnar Nopens, accompanied on stage by Wouter Macaré (drums) and Ozzy Voskuilen (bass). The band has been described as a hybrid of Depeche Mode and In Flames, featuring melodies, synths, and ambient sounds combined with heavy riffs and crushing grooves.

FRAGMENTUM:
Jan Bruggeman – Vocals & Guitar
Gunnar Nopens – Vocals & Guitar
Ozzy Voskuilen – Bass (live)
Wouter Macaré – Drums (live)ht

In 2019, FRAGMENTUM released its first full-length album, Pugnacity, which showcased a more straightforward approach than earlier material. The album’s lyrics were focused on personal turmoil and inner struggle.

A concept album, titled “Masters Of Perplexity” was released in 2021. This album explored Mayan history and philosophy, each song a chapter in an elaborate and epic story. After the album’s release, FRAGMENTUM embarked on a short tour across Eastern Europe.

You can experience the band’s most recent creation, a single titled “Quirigua Successors” this summer. The song is a precursor of their next full-length album, coming later this year.

FRAGMENTUM has shared the stage with some of metal’s biggest names, including Children of Bodom, Swallow the Sun, Wolfheart, Soulfly, and Annihilator.

fragmentum.bandcamp.com

Source: ClawHammer PR

KISS – Announces November 30th Concert At Tokyo Dome

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 2, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

From KISS Twitter:

JUST ANNOUNCED: Tokyo Dome -Nov 30, 2022 – #TOKYO, #JAPAN!

OH YEAH! We can’t wait to see you again, #KISSARMY JAPAN! Get ready for a very special night! #EndOfTheRoadTour

General public tickets go on sale Sept 2nd.

Stay tuned to KISSONLINE.com for Ticket & VIP info.

LONG LIVE KISS.

On This Day In BLACK SABBATH History – July 12

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 12, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

On July 12, 2004 – BLACK SABBATH performed at Ozzfest at the Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts in Mansfield, Massachusetts. The set list below:

  1. War Pigs
  2. N.I.B.
  3. Fairies Wear Boots
  4. Into the Void
  5. Sweet Leaf
  6. Black Sabbath
  7. Snowblind
  8. Iron Man
  9. Children of the Grave
  10. Paranoid

On July 12, 2016 – BLACK SABBATH perform at Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Moscow, Russia. This was during The End tour. This would be the last time BLACK SABBATH would perform in Moscow, Russia. The set list below:

  1. Black Sabbath
  2. Fairies Wear Boots
  3. After Forever
  4. Into The Void
  5. Snowblind
  6. War Pigs
  7. Behind The Wall Of Sleep
  8. N.I.B.
  9. Hand Of Doom
  10. Drum Solo
  11. Iron Man
  12. Dirty Women
  13. Children Of The Grave
  14. Encore: Paranoid

BLACK SABBATH FOREVER.

MOONLIGHT HAZE – Release “Kintsugi” Video

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, melodic metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 2, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Today MOONLIGHT HAZE release the video for “Kintsugi” – the fourth single taken from the new album “Animus”, out now via Scarlet Records.

Watch the video: https://youtu.be/t2_0B8LsZdA
Buy/Stream/Listen: https://orcd.co/mhanimus

“Kintsugi is about the ancient Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by filling cracks with precious metals. We too can transform all ‘cracks’ – which represent both our weaknesses and the difficult times we sometimes are forced to face – into something that makes us stronger and more unique, without necessarily having to show fake perfection to the rest of the world. We are all human beings and, as such, we are not infallible”.
– Chiara Tricarico
, frontwoman & lyricist

Recorded by MOONLIGHT HAZE and mixed & mastered by Simone Mularoni at the renowned Domination Studio, “Animus” boasts the stunning performance of vocalist Chiara Tricarico and is graced by the amazing artwork and pictures of Beatrice Demori.

Tracklist is as follows:

01. The Nothing
02. It’s Insane
03. Kintsugi
04. Animus
05. The Thief and the Moon
06. Midnight Haze
07. Tonight
08. Never Say Never
09. We’ll Be Free
10. A Ritual of Fire
11. Horror & Thunder

MOONLIGHT HAZE is:

Chiara Tricarico – Vocals
Marco Falanga – Guitars
Alberto Melinato – Guitars
Alessandro Jacobi – Bass
Giulio Capone – Drums

https://www.moonlighthaze.com/

Scarlet Records: https://scarletrecords.it/

MOONLIGHT HAZE ROCKS.

On This Day In BLACK SABBATH History – June 27th

Posted in classic rock, concerts, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 27, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

On June 27, 1999 – BLACK SABBATH performed at Ozzfest at Pine Knob Music Theatre in Clarkston, Michigan. The set list is below:

  1. War Pigs
  2. N.I.B.
  3. Fairies Wear Boots
  4. After Forever
  5. Electric Funeral
  6. Sweet Leaf
  7. Into the Void
  8. Snowblind
  9. Black Sabbath
  10. Iron Man
  11. Children of the Grave
  12. Paranoid

HAIL BLACK SABBATH.

On This Day In BLACK SABBATH History – June 26th

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock music, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 26, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

On June 26, 1970 – BLACK SABBATH performed at Audimax der Freien Universität, Berlin, Germany.

On June 26, 2019 – BLACK SABBATH 50 YEARS / A MAJOR EXHIBITION opened at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.

BLACK SABBATH FOREVER.

On This Day In BLACK SABBATH History – June 24th

Posted in classic rock, concerts, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 24, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

On June 24, 1972 – BLACK SABBATH performed at the Akron Rubber Bowl in Akron, Ohio. Others on stage that day were: Humble Pie, Edgar Winter and Ground Hogs.

On June 24th, 1997 – BLACK SABBATH performed at OZZFEST, held at Mile High Stadium in Denver, Colorado. This was during the BLACK SABBATH Reunion Tour.

HAIL BLACK SABBATH.

On This Day In BLACK SABBATH History – June 23rd

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 23, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

June 23, 1992 – The first concert on the Black Sabbath Dehumanizer tour was at Olympia in São Paulo, Brazil.

June 23, 2016 – Black Sabbath perform at Tons of Rock Festival in Halden, Norway. This festival took place inside the 17th century fortress Fredriksten.

HAIL BLACK SABBATH.

JEFF BECK And JOHNNY DEPP – To Release New Album “18” On July 15th

Posted in classic rock, classic rock news, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 22, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

For The 13-Track Collection, The Legendary Guitarist And Hollywood Vampires Co-Founder Record A Range Of Covers That Touch On Motown, The Beach Boys, John Lennon, The Velvet Underground, Killing Joke, And More, Along with Two Depp Original Compositions

First Single, The Depp Original “This Is A Song For Miss Hedy Lamarr” Is Out Today

Jeff Beck And Johnny Depp Are Currently On Tour In Europe Through July 25th

LOS ANGELES – Jeff Beck found a kindred spirit in Johnny Depp when the two met in 2016. They bonded quickly over cars and guitars and spent most of their time together trying to make each other laugh. At the same time, Beck’s appreciation grew for Depp’s serious songwriting skills and his ear for music. That talent and their chemistry convinced Beck they should make an album together.

Depp agreed and they started in 2019. Over the next three years, they recorded a mix of Depp originals along with a wide range of covers that touches on everything from Celtic and Motown to the Beach Boys and Killing Joke. In 2020, during the pandemic, they previewed their collaboration with their well-timed cover of John Lennon’s “Isolation.” 

The duo’s 13-track album, dubbed 18, will arrive on July 15. Beck explains the album title: “When Johnny and I started playing together, it really ignited our youthful spirit and creativity. We would joke about how we felt 18 again so that just became the album title too.”

18 will be available on CD and digitally, with a 180-gram black vinyl version coming on September 30. The cover features an illustration of Beck and Depp as 18-year-olds that was drawn and designed by Beck’s wife Sandra. 

Leading up to the release of 18, Beck has launched a European tour, with Depp as a special guest, which will conclude on July 25 at L’Olympia in Paris.

Credit: Christie Goodwin

For the last 12 years Depp has recorded and toured with the Hollywood Vampires, a band he started with Alice Cooper and Joe Perry. The supergroup has released two studio albums that include guest appearances by some of rock’s biggest names: Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, and Joe Walsh. The list also includes Beck, who played guitar on “Welcome To Bushwackers,” a song on Rise, the Vampires’ second album, which came out in 2019.

Soon after, Depp asked Beck to play lead on a tune he’d written, the album’s first single “This Is A Song For Miss Hedy Lamarr,” an homage to the actress/inventor. Beck says it was the catalyst for the collaboration and is one of his favorite songs on the new album. “I was blown away by it,” he says. “That song is one of the reasons I asked him to make an album with me.” The track is available today digitally, along with an accompanying music video. Click here to view now.

Of Beck, Depp adds, “It’s an extraordinary honor to play and write music with Jeff, one of the true greats and someone I am now privileged enough to call my brother.”

In the studio, Beck says he and Depp challenged each other to leave their comfort zones with the songs they chose to cover. “I haven’t had another creative partner like him for ages,” Beck says. “He was a major force on this record. I just hope people will take him seriously as a musician because it’s a hard thing for some people to accept that Johnny Depp can sing rock and roll.”

Depp justifies Beck’s faith on the new album by showing off his incredible emotional range on songs like The Velvet Underground’s “Venus In Furs,” the Everly Brothers’ ballad “Let It Be Me” and Marvin Gaye’s soul classic “What’s Going On.” On the instrumentals, Beck demonstrates why he’s universally revered as a guitar god with stunning versions of Davy Spillane’s “Midnight Walker” and two songs from the Beach Boys’ masterpiece, Pet Sounds – “Caroline, No” and “Don’t Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder).”

JEFF BECK AND JOHNNY DEPP – 18
Track Listing:

  1. “Midnight Walker” (Davy Spillane cover)
  2. “Death And Resurrection Show” (Killing Joke cover)
  3. “Time” (Dennis Wilson cover)
  4. “Sad Motherfuckin’ Parade” (Johnny Depp original)
  5. “Don’t Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)” (Beach Boys cover)
  6. “This Is A Song For Miss Hedy Lamarr” (Johnny Depp original)
  7. “Caroline, No” (Beach Boys cover)
  8. “Ooo Baby Baby” (The Miracles cover)
  9. “What’s Going On” (Marvin Gaye cover)
  10. “Venus In Furs” (The Velvet Underground cover)
  11. “Let It Be Me” (The Everly Brothers cover)
  12. “Stars” (Janis Ian cover)
  13. “Isolation” (John Lennon cover)*

*Available on digital and CD version only

Jeff Beck:

http://jeffbeck.com

https://www.facebook.com/jeffbeck

Johnny Depp

https://www.facebook.com/JohnnyDepp/

https://www.instagram.com/JohnnyDepp/

Source: Best Bet Promotions

LONG LIVE JEFF BECK.

LONG LIVE JOHNNY DEPP.

My Recent Cassette Purchases: CORPSEGRINDER, BURNING WITCHES And KILLER BE KILLED – Reviewed

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music reviews, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 4, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

The self-titled CORPSEGRINDER release is a monstrous and impressive leap for this Death Metal legend. CORPSEGRINDER is jam packed with infectious riffs, entertaining lyrics and more badass grooves than I can count. This is way more like Obituary than Cannibal Corpse; yet CORPSEGRINDER stands alone on its musicianship and overall nod to straight-up Metal.

Killer Be Killed exemplify’s how Metal has evolved up to this point in time; a modern Metal sound that benefits from the brilliance of this supergroup. Max Cavalara shows off clean vocals with his growls, while each song on Reluctant Hero I find to be outstanding. Greg Puciato is a tremendous force on this album. An amazing Metal album which I already consider as a classic.

Burning Witches carry the torch for Traditional Heavy Metal while adding their own recipe of sound. These ladies bring a hefty dose of speed and melody to their songs, along with some growls and European Metal vibes. The Witch Of The North settles into this band’s growing and impressive discography perfectly. If you love DORO, you’ll love Burning Witches.

Finnish Progressive Metal Band Sum of Seven Released A New Music Video The Enemy!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 10, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Promo pic by Sami Hinkkanen. (From left to right: Rasmus Raassina, Harri Annala, Marko Loukamaa, Miika Erkkilä, Ari Lempinen, Esa Lempinen

Finnish progressive metal band Sum of Seven released a new music video The Enemy. Famous Finnish model, dancer & singer Joalin Loukamaa, known from global Pop band Now United is featured on the video. The track is released in collaboration with Inverse Records.

Watch the music video The Enemy: https://youtu.be/V1Ir_pUPd_w

Listen to The Enemy single on streaming services: https://push.fm/fl/ioqtfcwd

About “The Enemy” single, Ari commenting:

“We wanted to create a video that has a nice balance of story and the band playing. Originally we planned this to be purely the band playing the song but the place we found for the shoot inspired us to add a story element. Joalin Loukamaa did an excellent job in our last video and we asked if she would join the project. Fortunately she said yes and did an amazing job again. We got Saku Suominen from Sakuvisuals to direct and work his magic behind the camera and we had an absolute blast filming this. We feel that the atmosphere of the video and the song complement each other in just the right way and the finished product definitely makes us proud.

The Enemy is a song that starts out fast and aggressive and really carries that momentum from start to finish. It is one of the heaviest songs that we have made so far. When that intro explodes you know that we’re going somewhere fast. But at the same time when the vocal melodies kick in they steer the song into a different direction than you might expect, still carrying the aggressive momentum. That element of surprise is really what crowns the song for me. The Enemy has one of the best melodies we have written in my opinion and Marko’s delivery is just absolutely breathtaking. The lyrics talk about freedom, victory and survival, but they also have connotations to the questionable interpretations of those subjects. The message can be interpreted as positively empowering, but also as a disturbingly delusional illusion.”

Single cover by Aki Niemi

The Enemy (single 2022) – Composed by Ari Lempinen – Lyrics by Ari Lempinen, Esa Lempinen & Marko Loukamaa

Line-up:
Ari Lempinen: Guitar, backing vocals
Esa Lempinen: Keyborads
Rasmus Raassina: Drums
Harri Annala: Guitar
Miika Erkkilä: Bass
Marko Loukamaa: Vocals

https://www.sumofsevenofficial.com

https://sumofsevenofficial.bandcamp.com

DEAD BY WEDNESDAY – Sign With SALT OF THE EARTH RECORDS

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on May 10, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

SALT OF THE EARTH RECORDS is proud to announce the signing of aggressive metal maelstrom, DEAD BY WEDNESDAY. With a track record of punishing albums, and endless touring we couldn’t be more psyched to have DEAD BY WEDNESDAY on our roster.

This signing also marks the first release under a partnership with independent metal label, Mindsnap Music. This joint move will help bring new growth to both labels, with a focus on giving bands even greater attention while pushing the boundaries of heavy music.

“Our plan from day one has been to work with a broad spectrum of artists. Many different shades of heavy. So your gonna see our roster grow to reflect that. The time is right. Signing DEAD BY WEDNESDAY and working together with Mindsnap Music is a great step forward. DEAD BY WEDNESDAY have a work ethic, second to none. And this album is blistering. It’s loud. It’s aggressive, and I fucking love it!” –Scott Harrington (Salt Of The Earth Records)

“I’m super excited to be working with one of my longtime friends in the business Scott Harrington. If anyone knows how to make stuff happen, it’s this guy! So with our crazy work ethic and his drive with his label, Salt Of The Earth Records, our union will be nothing short of epic! Merging Mindsnap Music with Salt Of The Earth Records and coming together for the release of our new Dead By Wednesday album “Capital Conspiracy” will be a complete powerhouse!” – Opus (drums/DBW)

“These tracks embody the resilience of our tribe to embrace the challenges of the pandemic and world crisis and manifest a formidable cohesive audio annihilation. The album encompasses the peak of DBW’s creative heaviness. Earworms abound!” – Dave Sharpe

DEAD BY WEDNESDAY Capital Conspiracy North American Release Date: 7/24/22. European Release Date: 8/26/22

Preorder Now: 

DEAD BY WEDNESDAY Capital Conspiracy Vinyl:

saltoftheearthrecords.com/product/784203

DEAD BY WEDNESDAY Capital Conspiracy Compact Disc:

saltoftheearthrecords.com/product/784205

Digital Downloads & Streaming:

www.MindsnapMusic.com

deadbywednesday.com

Source: ClawHammer PR

Japanese SURVIVE Unleash Two New Studio Vlogs, Day 27 + 28

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 23, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Band-photo by Ko-ichi Mukoyama

Japanese SURVIVE Unleash Two New Studio Vlogs, Day 27 + 28, First Ever Live Album “Live At Death Valley” Out May 4th!

SURVIVE, the “Samurais From Hell”, Japanese Thrash Metal veterans active for more than 20 years, are currently in the studio, working on the band’s next full-length studio album. Today the band has unleashed two new studio vlogs, Day 27 + 28!

Watch them below.
– Vlog #27 – https://youtu.be/GfDXrF7KeAQ
– Vlog #28 – https://youtu.be/UV–BVFaWXk

In case you missed the earlier vlogs, check them out below, so you’ll get an idea about what’s coming up.

– Vlog #1 – Vlog #26 at https://www.youtube.com/c/SURVIVEOFFICIAL/videos

Source: Split Screen PR

LONG LIVE SURVIVE.

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