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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.

METALITALIA.COM FESTIVAL 2022 – SODOM, WATAIN, CORONER, ABBATH, ASPHYX And More Bands Confirmed!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music festivals, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on February 14, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

After two years of forced hiatus, Metalitalia.com, Vertigo and Cerberus Booking are pleased to look to the future with optimism and announce the first bands for the Metalitalia.com Festival 2022! The event, scheduled for mid-September, this time will gather the hardest, most infernal and darkest metal around, for two days of extreme music set to take place at the Live Music Club in Trezzo Sull’Adda (Milan, Italy).

Day 1 – Saturday 17th September 2022
With pleasure we can finally reconfirm the mighty SODOM as headliners of the first day! For the first time, Tom Angelripper‘s band will present the songs of the devastating latest album “Genesis XIX” to the Italian fans. Thanks to this record the German act managed to enter the German top ten and secure great praise from fans and media.

In the role of co-headliner we will find another legendary band: CORONER! The Swiss band, currently working on their new album, returns to Italy after 6 years of absence for an exclusive show full of classics. To complete this round of announcements for the “day one”, we are happy to introduce IN.SI.DIA, long running torchbearers of Italian thrash metal, and HYADES who will reunite specifically for this event.

Day 2 – Sunday 18 September 2022
We descend directly into the bowels of Hades with the headliner of this day. All hail WATAIN, who will bring to our stage their ferocious show, which as usual will be extreme in every aspect and with a unique atmosphere. Those who have seen them live cannot forget what the Swedish black metal band is capable of evoking. To support them we will have ABBATH, the band led by the charismatic ex-frontman of IMMORTAL, which will release the new album “Dread Reaver“ at the end of March.
Before this double shot of black metal, we will welcome ASPHYX, absolute masters of doom-death metal, and TRIBULATION, another great band and winner of a Swedish Grammy that in recent years has been hailed as a new force in dark metal. Also please salute BØLZER, a Swiss duo with an absolutely personal take on the black-death metal sound.

We are currently working on the confirmation of other big international names and we plan to announce them within a few weeks. Stay tuned!

Once again, the Live Music Club, our historic venue in the outskirts of Milan, will welcome you with an outdoor lounge area, several refreshment points, a beergarden, a metalmarket and a special area where free meet & greet sessions will be held with all the available bands. Times and additional details will be revealed in due time.

Once again, please stay tuned for more details and news!

TICKETS:

Single day: 39€ + booking fees | At the doors: 45€

Weekend ticket: 65€ + booking fees | At the doors: 75€

All tickets are available here: https://www.metalitalia-festival.com/en/biglietti/

Facebook event HEREMETALITALIA.COM

Tickets purchased for the 2020 and 2021 editions that haven’t been reimbursed are valid for 2022.

Finnish Industrial Metal Band RUOSKA Releases Their Sixth Album Later This Year – New Single Out Now!

Posted in industrial metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on February 10, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Finnish industrial metal band RUOSKA is finishing the production of their sixth full length album. Now they have released a second single from the upcoming album.

Frontman Patrik Mennander backgrounds the new single:

“Kade leads the listener deeper inside the upcoming album’s dark atmosphere. It’s a story about eternal disasters and misery that continue across the generations. The Ruoska soldier on the cover artwork is about to begin his journey on this cursed and devastated world trying to survive while searching (for) signs of life. Ruoska’s story continues with familiar futuristic themes and the mystery around the concept starts to unveil. The music video of Kade visualizes the story and will be released later this spring. Also another single will be released later this spring and the full album in autumn 2022.”

Release date: February 10th 2022

Distribution: Concorde Music Company / Inverse Music Group

Composers: Patrik Mennander, Samuli Rimmi & Reeta-Kaisa Teikari
Lyrics: Anssi Routalehto

https://www.facebook.com/ruoskaband

Listen to “Kade”:

Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3gxZWVW

Bandcamp: https://ruoska.bandcamp.com/

Youtube: https://youtu.be/N-cG76-Woq8

Apple Music: https://apple.co/3gCdVu0

LONG LIVE RUOSKA.

KUOLEMAN GALLERIA – Releases Third Single From Their Third Album

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , on February 5, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Promo picture by Susanna Raitamaa

Finnish dark metal band Kuoleman Galleria releases their third album “Armon Loppu” on February 18th 2022. Now they present the third and last single before the album release. “Jean Grenier” is a gruesome historical story.

Watch the lyric video here: https://youtu.be/LTMU4F7_j0c or below:

“Jean Grenier is a true story of 17th century poverty and endless hunger that pushed Jean Grenier to make his own solutions. He fell into insanity wearing his wolf skin cloak that gave him a dark freedom which was ripped away from him in the end. Within every human there is a beast that will step in when the situation forces to do so.” – Band backgrounds the single.

Album pre-order and limited pre-order merch bundles: https://www.inverse.fi/

Listen to the single:

Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3GKZ9fZ
Apple Music: https://apple.co/3In17mU

Kuoleman Galleria – Jean Grenier

DISCOGRAPHY:
Kärsimys kunniaan (Inverse 2016)
Pimeys saapuu pohjoiseen (Inverse 2017)
Armon loppu (Inverse 2022)

WILDSTREET – To Release 2 New Singles ‘One Tattoo’ And ‘Born to Be (RLK)’

Posted in Hard Rock, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on January 31, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

WILDSTREET had a huge 2021 and are set to follow suit in 2022. They released their stunning new album Wildstreet III via Golden Robot Records. The band spent most of 2021 on tour in the USA which included Rockfest WI, but they remarkably also toured in Europe performing at Swiss Rock Cruise in Switzerland, France and Belgium.

They are set to release 2 new singles on February 15th: One Tattoo’ and ‘Born to Be (RLK)’. Both tracks were originally released in 2014 under the name RAVE LA KILL and both will be released with accompanying lyric videos.

‘One Tattoo’ is an electronic love song which is slick and modern. On ‘Born To Be (RLK)’ the song structure is identical to the version on Wildstreet III. This version has a more modern and electronic vibe, with all the arena hooks one would expect from WILDSTREET. Both singles were mixed by Kyle Kelso and mastered by Howie Weinberg.

Watch the Wildstreet III album version of ‘Born to Be’ HERE

Pre- Order/ Pre-Save ‘Born To Be (RLK)’ HERE

About Wildstreet:
After WILDSTREET reportedly broke up in 2013, Eric Jayk and co-founder Jimmie Marlowe teamed up with New Jersey guitarist/vocalist Felix Skiver & using the pseudonym RAVE LA KILL. The project released two singles in 2014, ‘Born to Be’ & ‘One Tattoo.’ ‘Born to Be’ was later re-recorded and released as part of Wildstreet III, released in 2021. The album has 1.8 million streams on Spotify. They also released a cover of THE 69 EYES classic ‘Mrs.Sleazy.’ They have been added to editorial playlists by Apple Music and Spotify.

In 2022, WILDSTREET has festival dates confirmed in the USA, Mexico, Colombia, the UK and Europe. They will also begin work on a full-length follow up album III.

Wildstreet:
Eric Jayk: Vocals, Guitar
Jimmie Marlowe: Guitar, Vocals
Don Berger: Bass
Dan Whitelock: Drums

https://www.facebook.com/wildstreetnyc/

https://www.facebook.com/goldenrobotrecords/

Source: Golden Robot Records

LONG LIVE WILDSTREET.

ALBERTO RIGONI, JORDAN RUDESS & MARK ZONDER Performing “L’Origin du Monde” – “Songs For Souls” Album Releases On January 15th

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock news, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , on December 29, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Italian bass master and composer ALBERTO RIGONI (solo, BAD AS, NATURAL BORN MACHINE, Bassists Alliance Project, Vivaldi Metal Project etc.) will release on January 15th 2022, his new album “Songs for Souls”, in memory of his Father.

Now Alberto has posted online a stunning performance video for “L’Origin du Monde”, featured by JORDAN RUDESS & MARK ZONDER and ALBERTO RIGONI. Video edit by Mark Barret.

Watch and enjoy “L’Origin du Monde” below or here: https://youtu.be/LLJS6IordMk

Alberto Rigoni on “L’Origin du Monde”:
“Composed by myself and Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater) and featuring Fates Warning drummer Mark Zonder “L’Origin du Monde” is one of the songs of my upcoming album “Songs For Souls” out on January 15th 2022, in memory of my father. Happy Christmas!”

Jordan Rudess adds:
“I co-wrote a song with Alberto Rigoni and I think it turned out beautifully. He originally sent me a lovely bass track and I let the inspiration flow and came up with the rest!”

Just recently Alberto Rigoni announced Jordan Rudess, Mark Zonder, Fabrizio Leo, Marco Sfogli, Tommaso Ermolli, Enrico Taddei, Alessandro Bertoni and the legendary guitarist Jennifer Batten, joining the “Songs for Souls” album line-up.

In case you missed, also watch Jennifer Batten’s promo for “Songs for Souls”: https://youtu.be/7ZNEvN5Er_Q

Pre-order/fund “Songs for Souls” album, available in Digital & Digipack CD at: http://albertorigoni.bandcamp.com.

More information TBA, stay tuned!

Source: Split Screen Management

MESHUGGAH Reschedules 2022 US Headlining Tour

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news with tags , , , , , , , on December 27, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Swedish metal titans MESHUGGAH have been forced to postpone their US headlining tour to the Fall of 2022.

In an official statement, the band notes, “We regret to inform that MESHUGGAH will have to reschedule their US headlining tour, originally planned for early 2022, to September/October 2022. While the ongoing pandemic has been throwing various curve balls on us all the past year, ultimately delaying the completion of the upcoming MESHUGGAH studio album – there are other concerns that have forced us to make this unfortunate decision. Determining factor is the need to prioritize the physical health of one of the band members who is currently undergoing medical treatment related to a skin condition on his hands, hindering him from rehearsals and from all in all playing his instrument. While we are optimistic for his future recovery, we know it will not be possible for him and the band to be ready to perform already in February 2022.

“With these shows now moving, Converge will unfortunately no longer be able to do the tour. However, we are grateful that Torche will still be performing with us. Another special guest to replace Converge and to complete the bill is to be announced.”

Tickets for the original dates remain valid; please contact your ticket provider with any inquiries.

MESHUGGAH w/ Torche, TBA
9/16/2022 Palladium – Worcester, MA
9/17/2022 Franklin Music Hall – Philadelphia, PA
9/18/2022 Hammerstein Ballroom – New York, NY
9/20/2022 The Fillmore – Silver Springs, MD
9/24/2022 Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH
9/25/2022 Express Live – Columbus, OH
9/27/2022 Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
9/28/2022 Royal Oak Theatre – Detroit, MI
9/29/2022 Radius – Chicago, IL
9/30/2022 Myth Live – Minneapolis, MI
10/02/2022 Fillmore Auditorium – Denver, CO
10/04/2022 The Warfield Theatre – San Francisco, CA
10/08/2022 Riverside Municipal Auditorium – Riverside, CA
10/09/2022 Hollywood Palladium – Los Angeles, CA
10/10/2022 Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
10/12/2022 The Factory In Deep Ellum – Dallas, TX
10/13/2022 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
10/15/2022 Hard Rock Live – Orlando, FL
10/16/2022 Buckhead Theatre – Atlanta, GA

http://www.meshuggah.net

http://www.atomicfire-records.com

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE MESHUGGAH.

MOONLIGHT HAZE – Italian Melodic Symphonic Power Metallers Announce New Album “Animus”

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on December 5, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Italian melodic symphonic power metallers MOONLIGHT HAZE will release their third studio album “Animus” on March 18th 2022 on Scarlet Records.

“‘Animus’ represents a huge step up for Moonlight Haze’s songwriting and sound. This album got each of us excited since the very first melodies and lines that had been written. It’s an introspective work, but at the same time it also looks at the world outside – willing to bring a bright message of vitality and rebirth. Hence the title, ‘Animus’, a Latin word that has different meanings: vital force, conscience, soul, mind and courage as well.”

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.

The album will be released in the following formats:

– digipak CD
– limited-edition vinyl
– digital

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

The first single/video will be released on December 10th 2022.

MOONLIGHT HAZE:

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

https://www.moonlighthaze.com/

https://www.instagram.com/moonlighthazeband/

Scarlet Records:

https://scarletrecords.it/

https://www.instagram.com/scarletrecords/

https://scarletrecords.bandcamp.com/

LONG LIVE MOONLIGHT HAZE.

VANILLA FUDGE – Release Remastered Version of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Ramble On’

Posted in classic rock, classic rock music, Hard Rock, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on December 1, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

VANILLA FUDGE throws out another re-worked Led Zepclassic, this time it’s ‘Ramble On’ to go with the recently released ‘Immigrant Song’ and ‘Rock and Roll’. All 3 tracks come from the soon to be released album Vanilla Zeppelin.

This is Led Zeppelin done ‘’Fudge’’ style. This remastered version of ‘Ramble On’ will be released digitally via Golden Robot Records on 30th November.

A great ode to one of the most respectable and best bands of all time, by one of the most respectable and best bands of all time. VANILLA FUDGE add their own slant to Led Zeppelin’s‘Ramble On’, including some amazing organ interludes. This version definitely has a life and identity of its own.

Listen to ‘Ramble On’ HERE
Listen to ‘Immigrant Song’ HERE
Listen/ Buy ‘Ramble On’ HERE

ABOUT VANILLA FUDGE:

Vanilla Fudge was one of the first American groups to infuse psychedelia into heavy rock sound to create “psychedelic symphonic rock” an eclectic genre which would, among its many off shoots, eventually morph into heavy metal.

Although, at first, the band did not record original material, they were best known for their dramatic heavy, slowed-down arrangements of contemporary pop songs which they developed into works of epic proportion.

Originally, Vanilla Fudge was a blue-eyed soul cover band called The Pigeons, formed in New Jersey in 1965 with organist, Mark Stein, bassist, Tim Bogert, drummer, Joey Brennan, and guitarist, vocalist and US Navy veteran, Vince Martell. They built a following by gigging extensively up and down the East Coast and earned extra money by providing free lance in-concert backing for hit-record girl groups. In early 1966, the group recorded a set of eight demos that were released several years later as “While the World Was Eating Vanilla Fudge”.

The East Coast, in particular, New York, and New Jersey, created a sound all its own. Inspired by groups such as The Rascals and The Vagrants (fronted by guitarist, Leslie West of “Mountain” fame).The Pigeons reworked many of their own existing arrangements of covers to reflect their unique interpretation of this “East  Coast Sound”.

In late 1966, drummer, Joey Brennan, moved out to the West Coast; The Pigeons immediately drafted drummer and vocalist, Carmine Appice, a disciple of the renowned Joe Morello (Dave Brubeck Band) and a seasoned veteran of the club scene. In early 1967, The Pigeons manager, Phil Basile, convinced producer, George “Shadow” Morton (producer for The Shangri-Las and Janis Ian), to catch their live act. Impressed by their heavy-rocking, trippy and psychedelic version of The Supremes’ ‘You Keep Me Hangin’ On’, Morton offered to record the song as a single. This resulted in a deal with the atlantic subsidiary Atco, which requested a name change.

The band settled on Vanilla Fudge. Vanilla Fudge celebrated their 50-Year Anniversary in 2017 and is still rocking the world as hard as ever.

Source: Golden Robot Records

On-Line:
https://www.facebook.com/VanillaFudgeOfficialSite
https://www.facebook.com/goldenrobotrecords/

LONG LIVE VANILLA FUDGE.

Metal Merch – GWAR Metal Pin… Plus Concert Photos From November 11th Cincinnati Ohio Show!

Posted in concerts, Heavy Metal, horror, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on December 1, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Yes, GWAR were magnificent live! GWAR invaded Bogart’s in Cincinnati Ohio, back on November 11th. I took the live photos you see on this post with my iPhone; thus I’m admittedly no professional photographer (hahaha).

I bought quite a bunch at the merch table; one item is this GWAR stamped metal pin. Whoa!

There was a HUGE pit and everyone attending this show were lit in one manner or another. It was Metal euphoria and I drank plenty of PBR while there. I went to this GWAR show with my buddy Troy; it was his birthday as well. Good Metal times! At this concert, GWAR didn’t spray down the fans with any goo or monster secretions; not from my vantage point anyways.

I’m going to post more concert photos of GWAR with more merch I bought, in the coming days. I did buy a GWAR keychain that I gave to a coworker of mine. One last thought: it was raining like hell on our drive down to Cincinnati that night. Troy drove his car and (as usual) was a superhero behind the wheel; getting us there fast and safe.

If you’ve never seen GWAR live, I strongly encourage you to do so. If you’re not interested in GWAR, then drink a gallon of prune juice and listen to your ABBA records. Metal be thy name! – Stone

LONG LIVE GWAR.

THUNDEROR (ft. members of Skull Fist) Breathe New Life Into NWOBHM With Music Video “How We Roll”

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news with tags , , , , , , on November 28, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

L-R – Oscar Rangel – Bass, JJ Tartaglia – Vocals, Drums, Keys, Jonny Nesta – Guitars
Photo Credit – Rae Chatten

Debut Album “Fire It Up” Out Feb 25, 2022 via Boonsdale Records

March 2022 European Tour w/ Traveler, Toledo Steel

Thunderor is a relatively new band, just having started up in the midst of the pandemic when JJ Tartaglia (Skull Fist) felt a calling to develop his singing and front his own band. He was joined by Skull Fist bandmate Jonny Nesta and Oscar Rangel (Operus, ex-Annihilator) creating a heavy 80’s influenced power trio that knows how to rock fans. They are releasing their debut album “Fire It Up” early next year with the first single being “How We Roll”, which Tartaglia explains:

“How We Roll just felt like the right choice as the first single to come out with. It’s a catchy tune, with a big emphasis on the song-writing, and that’s the main thing with Thunderor. It’s got that anthem-like singalong chorus, feels like freedom and good times. It’s a song about friends, road trips, and not wanting to go home when it’s time to go home haha.”

The album is a fresh take on NWOTHM, with 80s synths, piano, and gong hits. Lyrically it’s an adventure, complete with motorcycles, romance, and danger. It inspires you to go after your life and to never give up. The video for the groovy, catchy single features shots of the band cruising on bikes; JJ Tartaglia is indeed an avid motorcycle rider and has been featured a couple of times in Adventure Bike Rider.

Tartaglia expects that the album will be a hit with Skull Fist fans who will find some familiarity in the music, and also will intrigue new listeners who will be drawn in by the originality and catchy hooks. He cites that being a singing drummer definitely adds a unique twist and will allow for a creative setup when they hit the stage. He sums up the album:

“I think we’ve created a truly original album with Fire It Up. It was a blast writing these songs and putting my personality into the lyrics for the first time. The songs on the album are meant to inspire a life journey – an adventure with friends, motorcycles, romance, danger, and victory. I hope it will be a soundtrack for your adventures.”

The 80s-infused heavy metal is recommended for fans of Skull Fist, Saxon, and Judas Priest.

The music video for “How We Roll”can be viewed via its premiere on Bravewords HERE

Single stream – Spotify 

“Fire It Up” comes out on February 25th, 2022 via Boonsdale Records.

Album pre-order – https://thunderor.bigcartel.com

Track Listing:
1. Fire It Up (5:12)
2. How We Roll (4:14)
3. All or Nothing (4:31)
4. Dangerous Times (5:24)
5. Thunderor (4:32)
6. On the Run (4:04)
7. Into the Storm (1:34)
8. We Can Make It (4:21)
9. Cold Tears (5:17)
Album Length: 39:09

European Tour Dates:
Thunderor w/ Traveler and Toledo Steel
11.3.22 – Rockclub Nordbayern – Selb, Germany
12.3.22 – Divadlo Pod Carou – Pisek, Czech
13.3.22 – Bambi Galore Hamburg, Germany
14.3.22 – Stengade – Copenhagen, Denmark
15.3.22 – TBA – Berlin, Germany
16.3.22 – Kasseturm – Weimar Germany
17.3.22 – Don’t Panic – Essen, Germany
18.3.22 – Goldgrube – Kassel, Germany

For more info:
Facebook.com/ThunderorOfficial
Instagram.com/thunderor_official
EPK

LONG LIVE THUNDEROR.

ROUGH GRIND – Return With High-Octane Driving Song

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock music, hard rock news, Heavy Metal, Music, music news with tags , , , , , on November 27, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Photographer: Petri Damstén

Finnish heavy rockers Rough Grind have released their first single from the upcoming new album, “Hardened” (Inverse Records). The single hit the airwaves on 17 November, while the album is due on 28 January 2022.


The hard-stompin’ new single, titled “The Road Song”, is a wild run down the memory lane to the world of action movie classics and a powerful reminder that high-quality hard rock doesn’t necessarily have to be out for blood – gasoline will do just fine. Guaranteed to earn unwary listeners a speeding ticket or ten, the new piece makes it very clear that Rough Grind have cranked their songwriting game up several notches.

Listen to “The Road Song” via links below:

Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2YSEVjt

Apple Music: https://apple.co/30yFXSp

Bandcamp: https://roughgrind.bandcamp.com/

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3CopVHO

Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/us/album/267733662

Founded in 2011, Rough Grind’s resumé includes three EPs – “Son of a Gun” (2014), “Four for the Road” (2017) and “Trouble or Nothing” (2018) – and their debut album “Pieces of Resistance” was released in 2020. The releases have been well-received around the globe, getting airtime from radio stations in USA, Canada, UK, France and Germany, among others.


“The Road Song” single was also released as a lyric video, and it’s available on the Inverse Records YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/9hAPUxTrb_g

Home page: www.roughgrind.net
Facebook: RoughGrindBand
Twitter: @RoughGrind

LONG LIVE ROUGH GRIND

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