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Prog Metal Band Odin’s Court Release Deathanity (R3)

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Prog Metal Band Odin’s Court Release Deathanity (R3)

Progressive Metal for fans of Pink Floyd, Dream Theater, Devin Townsend, Porcupine Tree, Iron Maiden, King’s X, Metallica, HIM, and Journey, Enchant, Queen

Baltimore, MD – USA based progressive rock and metal band Odin’s Court’s announced the re-release of their 2008 album Deathanity (R3) for March, 1 2016. Deathanity (R3) is a “reboot” of the original ProgRock Records album, consisting of a remix (original recording), new recordings (e.g., vocals), and a re-master.

Band leader Matt Brookins commented on the decision to revisit Deathanity: “This was an important album to the band – we worked hard independently, and then shopped it to labels. It was picked up by ProgRock Records (2008), and to date remains our best selling and most popular release. While we were, and still are, proud of what we did, there are some factors that made us want to revisit and improve the quality of the album…mainly, the addition of Dimetrius LaFavors (lead vocals), but also my improvements as an engineer and producer. Additionally, the concept of the album is becoming increasingly important in today’s world, so hopefully we will reach even more ears with this re-release. Stylistically, this album is heavy, progressive, and artsy.”

Deathanity was well received when originally released:

“There’s wonderful variety from section to section, the instrumentation and the songwriting are clearly the album’s strengths.” – Sea of Tranquility

“The sound of the group is quite personal with a lot of quality, and fantastic production for their music, very pleasant to the ear, nothing strident, with guitars and smooth refining where all instruments are in a place where you can distinguish each of them with complete ease.” – Hall of Metal

“Matt Brookins has succeeded in serving a fantastic album to the inclined listener. From the first minute until the last there is insanely much to discover, and the protagonists are true masters of their instruments.” – Rock Times

Check out the first single “Manifest Destiny” from Deathanity (R3) here: https://youtu.be/ON6atzsSDV0

The band is continuing off the momentum gained from the positive press received on their latest album Turtles All the Way Down (2015):

“Odin’s Court has quietly become one of the best bands in the American Progressive Rock scene, and this album is a perfect example of why that is the case.” – Hard Rock Haven

“Terrific melodic prog/metal that gets better with every listen!” – USA Progressive Music

“The band plays heavy rock inundated with catchy guitar riffs, cool keyboard passages, and excellent lead vocals…the music is so well played, upbeat and catchy as any rock/metal album I have heard in a while.” – Sea of Tranquility

“The strengths are undoubtedly the singing, orchestration, and the work on the guitars. It is highly recommended listening!” – MusicInBelguim.Net

Odin’s Court:
Matt Brookins – Guitarist, Keyboardist, Vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist
Rick Pierpont – Guitarist and Backing Vocalist
Dimetrius LaFavors – Vocalist
Gary Raub – Drummer, Percussionist, and Backing Vocalist
Jason Pierpont – Bassist

CONTACT:
Email: band@odinscourtband.com

OFFICIAL SITES:
Band: http://www.OdinsCourtBand.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/odinscourtband
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/odinscourt

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com


Prog Metal Band Odin’s Court Launch Crowd Sourcing Campaign to Release Two Albums

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Prog Metal Band Odin’s Court Launch Crowd Sourcing Campaign to Release Two Albums

Progressive Metal for fans of Pink Floyd, Dream Theater, Devin Townsend, Porcupine Tree, Iron Maiden, King’s X, Metallica, HIM, and Journey, Enchant, Queen

Baltimore, MD – USA based progressive rock and metal band Odin’s Court’s announced a crowd sourcing campaign to release 2 albums: Deathanity (R3) and Turtles All the Way Down Vol, II. Deathanity (R3) is a “reboot” of the original ProgRock Records album released in 2008, consisting of a remix (original recording), new recording (e.g., vocals), and a re-master. Turtles All the Way Down, Vol. II continues the concept started in 2015’s album by the same name.

Rewards for campaign backers include CDs, digital releases, shirts, signed drum heads, vinyl banners, coasters, picks, an invitation to a listening party, and more. Samples and more details may be found at the following link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/odinscourt/odins-court-deathanity-reboot-and-turtles-ii

By launching this crowd sourcing campaign, the band wishes to continue the momentum gained from the positive press received on their latest album Turtles All the Way Down (2015):

“Odin’s Court has quietly become one of the best bands in the American Progressive Rock scene, and this album is a perfect example of why that is the case.” – Hard Rock Haven

“Terrific melodic prog/metal that gets better with every listen!” – USA Progressive Music

“The strengths are undoubtedly the singing, orchestration, and the work on the guitars. It is highly recommended listening!” – MusicInBelguim.Net

Band leader Matt Brookins commented on the decision to revisit Deathanity: “This was an important album to the band – we worked hard independently, and then shopped it to labels. It was picked up by ProgRock Records (2008), and to date remains our best selling and most popular release. While we were, and still are, proud of what we did, there are some factors that made us want to revisit and improve the quality of the album…mainly, the addition of Dimetrius LaFavors (lead vocals), but also my improvements as an engineer and producer. Additionally, the concept of the album is becoming increasingly important in today’s world, so hopefully we will reach even more ears with this re-release. Stylistically, this album is heavy, progressive, and artsy.”

Deathanity was well received when originally released:

“There’s wonderful variety from section to section, the instrumentation and the songwriting are clearly the album’s strengths.” – Sea of Tranquility

“The sound of the group is quite personal with a lot of quality, and fantastic production for their music, very pleasant to the ear, nothing strident, with guitars and smooth refining where all instruments are in a place where you can distinguish each of them with complete ease.” – Hall of Metal

“Matt Brookins has succeeded in serving a fantastic album to the inclined listener. From the first minute until the last there is insanely much to discover, and the protagonists are true masters of their instruments.” – Rock Times

Turtles All the Way Down, Vol. II continues where the last album left off, exploring the concept of infinite regression and individuals’ methods of finding their place and coping in such a vast universe. Brookins comments: “The creation of 2015’s album was therapeutic to me. I was so enthusiastic about the concept, that I ended up writing two albums worth of music and lyrics. While we discussed putting out a double album, our financial situation and time constraints prohibited it at the time. Rather than letting these ‘extra’ songs go unheard, we thought it would be nice to complete them. While some songs didn’t make the final cut, many did – and I wrote some new ones as well. We also have a couple of alternate versions of songs from the 2015 album. Stylistically, this album strikes me as a bit AOR with a hard edge.”

Odin’s Court:
Matt Brookins – Guitarist, Keyboardist, Vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist
Rick Pierpont – Guitarist and Backing Vocalist
Dimetrius LaFavors – Vocalist
Gary Raub – Drummer, Percussionist, and Backing Vocalist
Jason Pierpont – Bassist

CONTACT:
Email: band@odinscourtband.com

OFFICIAL SITES:
Band: http://www.OdinsCourtBand.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/odinscourtband
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/odinscourt

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com


Prog Metal Band Odin’s Court Release New Music Video in Support of Their Latest Album Turtles All The Way Down

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Prog Metal Band Odin’s Court Release New Music Video in Support of Their Latest Album Turtles All The Way Down

Progressive Metal for fans of Pink Floyd, Dream Theater, Devin Townsend, Iron Maiden, Porcupine Tree, King’s X, Metallica, HIM, and Queen

Baltimore, MD – USA based progressive rock and metal band Odin’s Court’s released their 5th full length album Turtles All the Way Down on March 3, 2015, and it has been well received by the press and fans alike. The album deals with ideas and questions relating to the entire universe and mankind’s place in it, using the idiom “Turtles All the Way Down” to describe the challenge of having to solve a new problem every time an old problem is solved.

Turtles All the Way Down continues to elicit positive buzz from the press:

“The band plays heavy rock inundated with catchy guitar riffs, cool keyboard passages, and excellent lead vocals…the music is so well played, upbeat and catchy as any rock/metal album I have heard in a while. An excellent heavy rock album that should have tremendous crossover.” – Sea of Tranquility

“The strengths are undoubtedly singing, orchestration, and the work on the guitars. Here is an album for all progressive metal fans and all fans of metal and progressive music. It is highly recommended listening!” – MusicInBelgium.net

“Good lyrics, beautiful melodies, and the album is very well organized.” – RockPortaal.nl

Check out the newest video single from the album “And the Answer Is…” here: https://youtu.be/75wcSNhSYAA ;

“And the Answer Is…” deals with an individual’s attempt at coping and trying to understand mankind’s origins and beyond.

Band leader Matt Brookins comments: “The latest single ‘And the Answer Is…’ deals with the internal thought process people go through as they try to figure out their place in the universe. Attempts at handling the vast scope are a big part of this, because infinity is a concept the human mind has a hard time grasping. Sometimes we think we have things figured out, then we dig deeper and our thought process spirals out of control leaving us as confused as ever. In my specific case, I remember a ‘lazy Sunday’ as a teenager laying on the floor in the sunshine. I fell asleep, but it was that special kind of ‘asleep while awake’ state, where you are conscious and controlling your thoughts…trying to maintain the balance of being aware so you don’t wake yourself up, but also continuing to crunch data in that serene state. I remember thinking ‘that’s it! I’ve figured it out!” only to wake up, and promptly lose everything. I was aware enough while asleep to remember, when I woke, that I was thinking about the meaning of it all and had figured it out – but somewhere between the lucidity of dreaming and waking, I lost the actual answer.”

Odin’s Court is a Maryland, USA based Metal and Rock band that was formed by Matt Brookins in 2001. The band was signed to ProgRock Records in 2008 releasing 4 albums worldwide. They released their latest album Turtles All the Way Down independently in 2015 through their own label D2C Studios. The current line up started gigging in 2013, and has the following live dates confirmed thus far for 2015:

May 5 – NJ Proghouse – Dunellen, NJ – With Inside Out Recording Artist Enchant
May 6 – Fish Head Cantina – Baltimore, MD – With Inside Out Recording Artist Enchant
May 7 – Empire – Springfield, VA (Washington DC) – With Inside Out Recording Artist Enchant
May 8 – 120 Tavern – Atlanta, GA – With Inside Out Recording Artist Enchant

More press highlights for Turtles All the Way Down:

“Some great songs with great passion and melody, expressive vocals, intense use of keyboards, and precise guitar work combined with progressive drumming. Moods are created and then create an atmosphere … at certain points you get goosebumps. This is a band that definitely gets far too little attention in the global scene.” – Heavy-Metal.de

“With pipes in the Jon Anderson’s range (Dimetrius LaFavors), and progressive rock music with a semi-metallic shine, Odin’s Court is a worthy listen — and with more listening, the band tends to grow on you.” – Goldmine Magazine

“The very first impressions make it clear that the band has stayed true to itself while still delivering detail-loving, sensitive, emotional art that ensnares the listener with beautiful hooks.” – PowerMetal.de

“The twin guitar work, which sees Brookins team up with Rick Pierpont is a real feature, and this is an album that prog fans should be hunting down.” – The-Rocker.co.uk

“The album is far from derivative, it’s fresh and varied enough to hold your attention, the production is faultless, composition is well thought out, and everything sits exactly where it should, there’s nothing jarring or out of place.” – Amplified Newsletter

“Odin’s Court actually creates a very pleasant racket, where the music is rooted in progressive metal but which borrows liberally from the power metal and melodic hard rock genres. It is an enjoyable listen if not an entirely essential addition to your collection.” – Powerplay Magazine

“Odin’s Court have crafted a classy and enjoyable album that … adds just enough progressive elements to please the ever elusive ‘Prog Snobs’.” – Lady Obscure

“The highlight of the album is the lead playing of Matt Brookins and Rick Pierpont, of which there is plenty. Both in the breaks in songs, and the several instrumentals, they take turns playing richly melodic solos.” – Bloody Good Horror

“Turtles All The Way Down” is an excellent polished heavy rock album that should have tremendous crossover appeal for fans outside the prog genre while still retaining a complexity and high level of musicianship that fans of melodic progressive rock are searching for. Odin’s Court is a great band, I mean great, believe me. So this is Highly Recommended for all metal-related fans, including progsters, hard rockers and even lovers of the harder side of AOR.” – 0DayRox

“Odin’s Court excels in two areas beyond the average: a singer who perfectly embodies the ideal of progressive singer and a guitarist who has a melodic taste out of the ordinary: Dimetrius LaFavors, and the all-rounder Matt Brookins.” – HardSounds.it

“The guys have made the record of their lives.” ProgWereld.com

“The album sits at the more melodic and accessible end of the Prog Metal Spectrum. For those who like their Rock a bit more technical, there’s enough on offer to show these guys know how to play, yet the album seems to constantly on the build to the epic seventeen minute closer.” – Fireworks Magazine

“A truly impressive effort, with solid songwriting and outstanding musicianship. Terrific melodic prog/metal that gets better with every listen!” – USA Progressive Music

“4.5 out of 5: Turtles All the Way Down is an exceptional album of classic melodic progressive rock and metal…Easily recommended.” – Danger Dog

“Odin’s Court mixes metal and hard rock to a tasty menu that you can enjoy anytime.” – Proggies.ch

Here is what some Odin’s Court fans have been saying about the new album:

“The latest release touches taste buds of a well-seasoned palette in all the right ways. Great songs, great lyrics, great performances. Delicious. Judge for yourself and give this band a try. Support the Arts!” – Facebook User

“It is most definitely the best Odin’s Court has sounded to date. The compositions, the execution, the production, the mix – all great. And the geek element. Cannot forget the geek element.” – Amazon Customer Review

“What the hell are the folks up in the DC area eating and drinking? The A Sound of Thunder and Iris Divine projects and now this? Whatever it is, I’ll have seconds. Just another quality result here.” – Ultimate Metal Forums

To purchase Odin’s Court Turtles All the Way Down CD:
http://www.OdinsCourtBand.Com/store.html ;
http://odinscourt.bandcamp.com/merch
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00R82X2QC/ ;
http://itunes.apple.com/album/id951784646 ;

Odin’s Court:
Matt Brookins – Guitarist, Keyboardist, Vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist
Rick Pierpont – Guitarist and Backing Vocalist
Dimetrius LaFavors – Vocalist
Gary Raub – Drummer, Percussionist, and Backing Vocalist
Jason Pierpont – Bassist

CONTACT:
Email: band@odinscourtband.com

OFFICIAL SITES:
Band: http://www.OdinsCourtBand.com ;
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/odinscourtband ;
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/odinscourt ;

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com


Prog Metal Band Odin’s Court To Release Eagerly Awaited Fifth Album ‘Turtles All The Way Down’

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Prog Metal Band Odin’s Court To Release Eagerly Awaited Fifth Album Turtles All The Way Down

Progressive Metal for fans of Pink Floyd, Dream Theater, Devin Townsend, Porcupine Tree, HIM, Iron Maiden, and Queen

Baltimore, MD – USA based progressive rock and metal band Odin’s Court’s eagerly awaited 5th album Turtles All the Way Down will hit the streets on March 3, 2015. After releasing four diverse albums on ProgRock Records internationally, Odin’s Court will release their latest album independently through their own label D2C Studios.

Band leader Matt Brookins commented on the latest album: “On Turtles All the Way Down, our sound is refined with a balance of modern and classic vibes, while still retaining the signature ‘Odin’s Court’ sound. We also have the ‘missing piece’ that completes us – a new vocalist that can bring the emotion and technicality to the music that it deserves. Dimetrius LaFavors’ vocals, combined with the more mature song writing and production, have taken us to the next level.” The artwork was done by French painter J.P. Fournier.

As with all of the Odin’s Court full length releases, the newest is a concept album. This album deals with ideas and questions relating to the entire universe – how did it start, where is it going, what makes it tick, what is its purpose, etc. – from the point of view of the individual’s mind. It deals with mankind’s quest for knowledge, and how that knowledge changes. New discoveries often change humanity’s understanding or turn perceptions upside down, sometimes making long held beliefs immaterial. The title refers to the idiom that references “infinite recursion” or in layman’s terms, “what came first: the chicken or the egg?”

Brookins commented on the concept: “In a nutshell, Turtles All the Way Down is about the quest for knowledge, and how the human race learns more through experiments, observation, and discoveries over time. New findings may challenge long held beliefs, which in turn may cause deep thoughts in one’s mind for how these findings impact personal or social beliefs. While the songs are much more accessible, the music still has serious intricacies for the technical music lover. The melodies and harmonies with the vocals are catchier than our past work, but thematically this album deals with pretty heavy subject matter. For the prog lover, the concept and lyrics are definitely an order of magnitude above ‘Nerd Rock’ since it is largely inspired by physics. Of course, the other important inspiration is human emotion, as no matter what science may observe, individuals’ experiences always have an intangible factor to them that cannot be truly expressed or understood in textbook terms – they have to be learned through life.”

Check out the video to the first single from the album “…But What’s the Question?”: http://youtu.be/hxkk4gavGnE

Brookins explained the meaning behind the song, “The first single from Turtles All the Way Down is ‘…But What’s the Question?’ The song speaks to humanity’s need to question everything, and while asking questions is important towards obtaining knowledge, we may not always be asking the right questions. Environment and genetics contribution towards individuals and social conditioning, which in turn may result in programming people’s perspectives. Perspectives can warp and shadow the way we approach problems or questions, and thus cause people to often ask the wrong questions – which means getting the wrong answers.”

Odin’s Court is a Maryland, USA based band that was formed by Matt Brookins in 2001. The band is best described as progressive metal & rock, fusing classic and modern sounds that transcend several genres. In 2013, the band picked up lead vocalist Dimetrius LaFavors; with a voice reminiscent of classic vocalists in the rock, metal, and progressive genres, he added the “final piece” needed to polish off the band’s sound, while still maintaining a unique voice. Rick Pierpont, an infectious presence on stage, provides excellent and exciting leads that soar through the music. Brookins provides additional vocals and performs on various instruments as needed, doubling as band producer. The current line up started gigging in 2013, and has been winning over new fans with each show performed.

Odin’s Court:
Matt Brookins – Vocalist, Guitarist, Keyboardist, and multi-instrumentalist
Rick Pierpont – Guitarist, Backing Vocalist
Dimetrius LaFavors – Vocalist
Gary Raub – Drummer, Percussionist, and Backing Vocalist
Jason Pierpont – Bassist

Odin’s Court has been known to perform energetic live shows in the United States, primarily gigging on the east coast doing festivals, short tours, and one-off performances. The band has shared the stage with many classic and modern greats, including (but not limited too) Symphony X, Spock’s Beard, King’s X, Kamelot, Steve Whiteman (Kix, Funny Money), Sonata Arctica, Helloween, Jon Oliva’s Pain, Zero Hour, Crimson Glory, Circle II Circle, Devin Townsend, Circa, Enchant, and more.

Here’s what the press have raved about Odin’s Court:

“You just want to sit back and let the music wash over you.” – Hardrock Haven

“The very core of songwriting…is very good so there is plenty to sink your teeth into.” – Metal Revolution

“Odin’s Court delivers…heavy riffs, melodic vocals, lush keyboards, and interesting instrumental runs.” – Prog Archives

“A truly impressive effort, with solid songwriting and outstanding musicianship. Terrific melodic prog/metal that gets better with every listen!” – USA Progressive Music

“4.5 out of 5: Turtles All the Way Down is an exceptional album of classic melodic progressive rock and metal…Easily recommended.” – Danger Dog

“Odin’s Court mixes metal and hard rock to a tasty menu that you can enjoy anytime.” – Proggies.ch

In closing Matt Brookins has this to impart, “The main message is that life is a beautiful journey and as far as we can observe with empirical results, only happens one. So stop and smell the roses. Question things. Seek knowledge. Learn. Gain experience. Don’t believe everything you’re told without your own research. Don’t be a slave to old ideals or institutions if you have reason to believe new discoveries tell you something else. Form relationships and work to sustain them.”

To purchase Odin’s Court Turtles All the Way Down CD:
http://www.OdinsCourtBand.Com/store.html
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00R82X2QC/
http://itunes.apple.com/album/id951784646

Catch Odin’s Court Live:
February 28 – Crossroads – Glen Burnie, MD (Baltimore, MD) – CD Release Party
March 14 – Memories – Waldorf, MD (Washington DC) – CD Release Party
May 5 – NJ Proghouse – Dunellen, NJ – With Inside Out Recording Artist Enchant
May 6 – Fish Head Cantina –Baltimore, MD – With Inside Out Recording Artist Enchant
May 7 – Empire – Springfield, VA (Washington DC) – With Inside Out Recording Artist Enchant
May 8 – 120 Tavern – Atlanta, GA – With Inside Out Recording Artist Enchant
May 9 – TBD – TBD –Raleigh / Durham, NC

CONTACT:
Email: band@odinscourtband.com

OFFICIAL SITES:
Band: http://www.OdinsCourtBand.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/odinscourtband
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/odinscourt

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com