OZZY OSBOURNE “The Ultimate Sin” – Album Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in classic rock, Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on April 19, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

OZZY OSBOURNE – The 4th studio album, The Ultimate Sin, from the iconic Ozzy Osbourne was released back in 1986, via CBS Records. If there ever was a Heavy Metal album that I shared countless good Metal times with, it’s without a doubt this Ozzy release! Man, those old school Metal memories of lazy, hazy and beer soaked Summer nights (and afternoons) with Metal buddies just buzz about in my brain, each time I listen to The Ultimate Sin.

For me, it was all about Metal, beer and babes back in 1986; and not necessarily in that order, depending on the night. Whoa! Ring that who-gives-a-shit bell! Life was easy for me back in ’86. Hell, yes it was! I saw Ozzy on his “The Ultimate Sin Tour” twice in ’86; Queensrÿche opened for Ozzy at The Springfield Civic Center, in Springfield, Massachusetts and Metallica opened for Ozzy at The New Haven Coliseum, in New Haven Connecticut. Both were whiz-bang shows! I remember telling my Metal buddies back then, that on this ’86 tour, Ozzy reminded me of a “Heavy Metal Liberace” due to his dress attire and on stage persona. Go figure. Maybe I inhaled, after all. Whoa.

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Above: The Ultimate Sin (4 panel) liner notes from the CD I own. It opens up to reveal a band photo, from L to R: Jake E. Lee, Ozzy, Phil Soussan and (the late) Randy Castillo.

Ozzy Osbourne has released 11 studio albums, counting the covers album, Under Cover, from 2005. With Black Sabbath, Ozzy is vocalist on 9 studio albums. An incredible Heavy Metal legacy, Ozzy has forged. When I look upon the successful, highly influential and multi-million unit selling career of Ozzy as a solo artist, I’m aghast that he hasn’t been inducted into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame as such! Of course, Ozzy is in the Rock Hall with Black Sabbath, however, give me a Metal break! Ozzy DESERVES to be in the Rock Hall as a solo artist, right at this moment! Ugh.

Sorry for the detour. Back to The Ultimate Sin album. I refuse to compare this album to the unparalleled Randy Roads era. This was an entirely new era for Ozzy; it would be like comparing Yeungling Lager to Yeungling Lite. I love ‘em both! My favorite songs from this super-fabulous album are: The Ultimate Sin, Never Know Why, Lightning Strikes, Fool Like You and Shot In The Dark. I dig the other songs, of course; only these songs I pointed out still make me feel so damn good! The brilliant Jake E. Lee’s guitar wizardry on The Ultimate Sin is forever out-of-this-world! Whoa.

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If you’ve never owned The Ultimate Sin, you are a Metal sinner. This is a Heavy Metal classic, to me. An underrated gem within the discography of Ozzy Osbourne. From the album artwork to ALL 9 songs, The Ultimate Sin I shall easily declare, on any given Metal day, as timeless. Metal be thy name. – Stone

The Ultimate Sin - Track Listing: The Ultimate Sin, Secret Loser, Never Know Why, Thank God For The Bomb, Never, Lightning Strikes, Killer Of Giants, Fool Like You, Shot In The Dark

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LONG LIVE OZZY OSBOURNE.

LONG LIVE JAKE E. LEE.

LONG LIVE PHIL SOUSSAN.

REST IN PEACE, RANDY CASTILLO.

Stone.

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ANTI-MORTEM “New Southern” – Debut Album Releasing In 1 Week, Via Nuclear Blast Entertainment

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, music news, rock music, rock music news, southern rock with tags , , , , , , on April 18, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Oklahoma natives and saviours of southern-infused Hard Rock, ANTI-MORTEM are set to release their debut album New Southern on April 25th (Europe), April 28th (U.K.) and April 29th (North America), via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

The second in a series of clips about the album is now online, in which the guys discuss their “Southern heritage, musical influences and cow tipping (obviously?!)”:

The album was produced, recorded, and mixed by the esteemed Bob Marlette (BLACK STONE CHERRY, LYNYRD SKYNYRD, SHINEDOWN, ROB ZOMBIE) and features artwork by Brent Elliott White (DEATH ANGEL, JOB FOR A COWBOY, TRIVIUM).

New Southern – Track Listing:

01. Words Of Wisdom
02. New Southern
03. 100% Pure American Rage
04. Hate Automatic
05. Black Heartbeat
06. I Get Along With The Devil
07. Path To Pain
08. Wake Up
09. Ride Of Your Life
10. Stagnant Water
11. Truck Stop Special
12. Jonesboro

BONUS TRACK:



13. A Little Too Loose (MR. BIG cover)

Below, Crank Up The Official Music Video For Stagnant Water… And… Metal Be Thy Name!

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ANTI-MORTEM are:


Larado Romo – Lead Vocals
Nevada Romo – Guitar
Zain Smith – Guitar
Corey Henderson – Bass
Levi Dickerson – Drums

ABOUT NEWCOMERS ANTI-MORTEM:


What the American Hard Rock and Metal scene needs right now is an infusion of youth and some new blood coursing through its veins. Enter ANTI-MORTEM and their upcoming debut album, New Southern. Formed in 2008 and with over 300 shows already to their name, the combined average age of this Oklahoma quintet is just 21-years-old. ANTI-MORTEM were raised on Southern Rock & Heavy Metal and driven by a hunger to make an impact.

The band dole out bottom-heavy and groove-laden anthems with every track and infuse a modern sense of melody that is the signature trademark of all the Metal greats they’ve learned from. Also present and accounted for: southern swagger in spades, courtesy of the band’s roots and upbringing.

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

* For more info on ANTI-MORTEM:

Facebook: Anti-Mortem

Website: http://anti-mortem.com/

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USA: http://www.nuclearblastusa.com/

Europe: http://www.nuclearblast.de

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LONG LIVE ANTI-MORTEM.

LONG LIVE OKLAHOMA.

LONG LIVE SOUTHERN METAL.

Stone.

LITA FORD “The Bitch Is Back… Live” – Album Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 18, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

LITA FORD – It has been quite a Metal treat to realize that the legendary Lita Ford has made quite a Metal comeback, these past several years. With no songs present from her Wicked Wonderland album from 2009, this new live Lita Ford album is 100% classic, Rockin’ and Rollin’, leather boot stompin’ and good-times fun! Every fan of Lita Ford, 80′s Heavy Metal and Classic Rock in the universe must own this album! Yes my Metal brethren, Lita Ford is back!

From her cover of the iconic Elton John’s The Bitch Is Back, to her huge 80′s smash Kiss Me Deadly, Lita Ford and her kick-ass band perform an energetic, contagious and memorable live set of 12 songs, without any silent break in-between to mess things up. Lita Ford’s vocals sound sensational, along with her ultra cool guitar licks! This is seriously a live album that stands out among live Heavy Rock albums, in my Metal opinion; with an enthusiastic throng of Los Angeles fans cheering for every Lita Ford song!

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Recorded at The Canyon Club in Agoura, California, the overall sound and production is top-tier on this live album. As a bonus, the liner notes kick Metal ass too! A 9 panel fold-out poster is the liner notes, which includes a huge and super cool photo of Lita Ford caught live onstage. The backside of this poster is incredibly loaded with dozens of full-color, live photos of Lita Ford; photos which fans took and contributed for this release! Lita Ford even lists each fan that contributed a live photo of her… and that’s a class act, from a tried and true Heavy Rockin’ class act. Lita Ford has never left the Rockin’ building after all. Metal be thy name. – Stone

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BAND: 

Lita Ford – Vocals & Lead Guitar

Mitch Perry – Guitar

Marty O’Brien – Bass

Scot Coogan – drums

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Track Listing: The Bitch Is Back, Hungry, Relentless, Living Like A Runaway, Devil In My Head, Back To The Cave, Can’t Catch Me, Out For Blood, Dancing On The Edge, Hate, Close My Eyes Forever, Kiss Me Deadly

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* Lita Ford The Bitch Is Back… Live was released back on November 5th, 2013, via Steamhammer / SPV.

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* For more info on LITA FORD:

Facebook: Lita Ford

Website: http://litafordonline.com/

Twitter: http://twitter.com/litaford

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LONG LIVE LITA FORD, THE QUEEN OF AMERICAN HEAVY METAL.

Stone.

SERPENTINE PATH – Debuts First Single From Sophomore Relapse LP

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , on April 17, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Relapse Records has just released the first single to be released from the second LP from NYC morbid Sludge Metal kingpins, SERPENTINE PATH.

The highly anticipated follow-up to SERPENTINE PATH’s self-titled 2012 debut, Emanations, is the band’s first studio venture featuring new second guitarist Stephen Flam, the mastermind behind NYC doom/death legends, Winter – aligned with founding members Tim Bagshaw (ex-Ramesses, ex-Electric Wizard) and a triad of ex-Unearthly Trance members, bassist Jay Newman, drummer Darren Verni and vocalist Ryan Lipynsky (The Howling Wind). Capturing forty-five minutes of true sludge punishment from this true underground all-star team, Emanations was recorded by Newman, as with their debut, after which it was mastered at Audiosiege, the album dredging forth the band’s most demoralizing and anguish-filled slow-motion chaos yet, and fittingly enshrouded by striking artwork by in-house Relapse artist Orion Landau.

“Disfigured Colossus” is the fourth of Emanations‘ seven grueling tracks, and has been today released in several methods of dispersal, now playing at Youtube and Soundcloud HERE.

Listen to Disfigured Colossus, below!

Emanations will see release through Relapse on May 27th, 2014 on CD, LP and digital formats; preorders for the album can be placed HERE, and via iTunes HERE.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

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LONG LIVE SERPENTINE PATH.

LONG LIVE RELAPSE RECORDS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

ELECTRIC WIZARD – FORGE WORLDWIDE ALLIANCE WITH SPINEFARM RECORDS

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on April 17, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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NEW LP SET FOR RELEASE VIA SPINEFARM, IN LEAGUE WITH THE BAND’S ‘WITCHFINDER RECORDS’ IMPRINT

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April 17, 2014 – Visually intoxicating, uncompromisingly heavy and revered for making music and lifestyle one, Electric Wizard have completed work on their new studio album, title to be confirmed; the album will be the band’s first release through Spinefarm Records.

Formed by vocalist / guitarist Jus Oborn in 1993, Electric Wizard (based in the UK’s South-West) have thus far released seven studio albums – an increasingly influential body of work recorded on vintage analogue gear with as little technology as possible intruding on the signal (“Protools is for pussies!”).

Result: some of the heaviest, dirtiest, most evil-sounding audio ever put to tape, and more importantly to vinyl, with both Come My Fanatics (1997) and Dopethrone (2000) being lauded as landmark releases.

A cultural as well as a musical force, Electric Wizard have left an indelible mark on a host of different genres, the likes of doom, stoner and sludge; at heart, however, they stand as an iconic British Metal band, cast in the great tradition, with lyrics and artwork reflecting the hypnotic weight of the music, and subject to the same intelligence and detail.

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Wreathed in occult ritual and drug-culture references, with classic ’70s horror an inspirational seam, Electric Wizard are poised to turn a page; there’s the new deal with Spinefarm Records, plus – after a nine-year hiatus – the return of Mark Greening (the drummer on Dopethrone), who completes the line-up of Oborn, US guitarist Liz Buckingham, a key member since 2003, and new bassist Clayton Burgess (Satan’s Satyrs).

Fueled by strong emotion and the harder sounds of late-’60s Detroit, the remodeled line-up – isolated by choice, giant stacks glowing red – set about crafting an eighth studio album to both rival and exceed the milestone recordings of the past, with Buckingham keeping things suitably monolithic and the band generally looking back to some of their earliest influences.

Toerag Studios in London was once again charged with capturing ‘The Sound’, and (encouragingly) words like “raw”, “hateful” and “sickeningly heavy” are being traded.

Says Oborn: “Our master plan is this. Real metal!! We stand for rebellion, we are with the kids; we fight, puke, smoke weed, etc… Electric Wizard is an entity, with its own history, its own symbols, its own iconography, and with this new album, we wanted to return to basic values. It’s primitive. We needed to claw it back down to the evil core – sex, drugs, violence, revolution… to go back to being a band that hung out and jammed hard. No teaching songs, just feeling them out. If you jam enough and you are on the same level – artistically, musically, whatever, you gotta be committed – then good music will happen. I totally believe that…”

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Electric Wizard will make the following festival appearances in 2014, with more shows to be added:

May 2 – Temples Festival, Bristol, UK (headline)

June 20 – Hellfest, Clisson, France (Valley Stage headline)

July 3 – Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark (Arena Stage)

July 4 – Sonisphere, Knebworth Park, UK (stage headline)

August 16 – Jabberwocky, The Excel Centre, London, UK

September 12 – Reverence Valada, Portugal (headline with Hawkwind)

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ELECTRIC WIZARD are: Jus Oborn – lead vocals, guitars | Liz Buckingham – guitars | Mark Greening – drums, percussion | Clayton Burgess – bass

Established in 1990, Spinefarm Records is an international Rock and Metal label with dedicated offices around the globe. Working with Caroline under the Universal banner, Spinefarm marries the ethos of the independent to the clout of the major, developing signature artists worldwide.

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

* For more info on ELECTRIC WIZARD:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/electricwizarddorsetdoom

YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/ElectricFuckinWizard

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LONG LIVE ELECTRIC WIZARD.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

BLOODSHOT DAWN LAUNCH KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN

Posted in metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on April 17, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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It’s official, UK melodic extreme metallers Bloodshot Dawn have launched their Kickstarter campaign in support of their second and as of yet untitled album.

Check It Out Here:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bloodshotdawn/bloodshot-dawn-recording-new-album

On the lead up to the Kickstarter launch, Bloodshot Dawn have been releasing a series of videos leading to the official launch offering advance details such as special guests, artwork previews and some new album demo snippets. Check out the videos below:

Video 1


Crowd-Funding Project Announced & First Glimpse Of New Drummer Janne Jalmona

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUIfAfWMtHI

Video 2


Artwork Sneak Preview & Guitar Ideas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEVsjbLzL60

Video 3


Album Guests Announced & Bass Ideas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8A0XTNUAu54

Video 4


More Album Guests Announced, Guitars & Tour Plans

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqqHgEbriiw

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Bloodshot Dawn ‘Vision’ – Official Music Video:

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Catch Bloodshot Dawn this summer at Underwall Festival, Croatia and Bloodstock Festival, UK. The band are also touring throughout the UK in October/November before jetting to Japan November 2014 with Krisiun & Gorguts.

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(Source: Future PR)

* For related & recent BLOODSHOT DAWN news:

BLOODSHOT DAWN – Announce More New Album Guests

Above link is for a post featured on Metal Odyssey, on April 12, 2014.

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* For more info on BLOODSHOT DAWN:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/bloodshotdawn

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LONG LIVE BLOODSHOT DAWN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE UK.

Stone.

 

DISMEMBERMENT – Cassette Tapes “Embrace The Dark” And “Denied Salvation” Officially Released

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , on April 16, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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From tridroid records:

The moment you’ve been waiting for is here: “Embrace the Dark” and “Denied Salvation” are now officially released on cassette!

 Originally released in 2012, “Denied Salvation” created a HUGE buzz for the band in their local Ohio scene.

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The EP was hailed as “fucking excellent” by Forbidden Magazine and cemented their status as a band to watch. Preview and order the album here.

“Embrace the Dark” is the band’s latest album and we are happy that we’ve been able to release the cassette version prior to the official CD release on April 29th 2014. You can preview and order the album here.

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* For more info on DISMEMBERMENT:

Facebook: DISMEMBERMENT

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LONG LIVE DISMEMBERMENT.

LONG LIVE TRIDROID RECORDS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE OHIO.

Stone.

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