On This Day In METAL History – May 21st…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on May 21, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Def Leppard - Classic Band Logo - 2013

Def Leppard - Photograph - promo 45rpm - single cover sleeve - #1983PC

On May 21st, 1983 – The hit single, Photograph, from Def Leppard, was ranked at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. This single is featured on the third (multi-million selling) studio album from Def Leppard: Pyromania. If you don’t own Pyromania, you are an ABBA fan. Long live Def Leppard!

White Lion - Wait - promo 45rpm cover sleeve - 1988 - #33MOWL

On May 21st, 1988 – The hit single, Wait, from White Lion, was ranked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. This single is featured on the second studio album from White Lion: Pride.

Black Sabbath - Paranoid - promo cover pic - #BS667

On May 21st, 2015Black Sabbath has their second studio album, Paranoid, ranked at #12 on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Whoa! This iconic studio album was originally released back in September of 1970; we’re talking 45 years ago! I was only 4 years and 4 months old when this album hit the shelves! If you don’t own Paranoid, you obviously watch and are a fan of Little House On The Prairie. Hail Black Sabbath!

Veil Of Maya - Matriarch - promo album cover pic - 2015

On May 21st, 2015Veil Of Maya’s new studio album, Matriarch, debuts at #58 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. Matriarch also debuts at #2 on the Billboard Hard Rock Albums Chart! Hell and yeah! Long live Veil Of Maya!

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

Philip H. Anselmo’s Housecore Horror Festival Returning For Year Three

Posted in Extreme Metal, horror movies, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , on May 20, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Housecore Horror Festival - November 2015 - promo flyer - #111315MOPHA

Legendary metal frontman and Housecore Records founder, Philip H. Anselmo, is bringing his horror-themed film and metal festival back for a third year. After a great ride in Austin, the festival will kick off in San Antonio, Texas at the Aztec Theater on November 13th – 15th, 2015.

The decision to return was driven by the desire to honor his friend and festival co-founder, Corey Mitchell, who tragically passed away last October. Mitchell was the driving creative force behind the festival’s success and Anselmo believes there is no better way to pay tribute to his friend than to carry on for a third year.

“I’ve got a great team in place to help make this what Corey and I wanted it to be,” he says. “There are a lot of mixed emotions here because no one can replace him. But, we know he would want this to continue and so that’s what we’re going to do. We miss him and think about him every day.”

Bands already confirmed to play are Suffocation, AutopsyCripple Bastards, Nails, SYk & Dalila KayrosYOBEyehategod, Child BiteWarbeast and many more to be announced soon. Maryland Deathfest co-founder Ryan Taylor will be booking bands this year and will help Anselmo craft a musical lineup that would make Mitchell proud.

In addition to showcasing the best in extreme metal, the festival will screen film gems from the personal vaults of both Anselmo and Mitchell. Horror filmmakers are encouraged to submit their films and winners will be selected in various categories and given the coveted Rot-Scar Award. “When Corey and I started this thing, it was important to us that we help independent filmmakers get their incredible work discovered,” Anselmo continues. “Nothing has changed, in that respect.”

Tickets to go on sale soon! Stay tuned for additional announcements.

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Source: Earsplit PR

* For more info:

http://www.housecorehorrorfilmfestival.com

http://www.facebook.com/HousecoreHorrorFilmFestival

http://www.twitter.com/HousecoreHorror

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE HOUSECORE HORROR FILM FESTIVAL.

REST IN PEACE, COREY MITCHELL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – May 20th… KISS “Unmasked” Was Released To The World

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on May 20, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Kiss - Unmasked - promo album cover pic - 1980 - #052080KMO

On May 20th, 1980KISS released their eighth studio album: Unmasked. Shocking Fact Alert #1: Although not credited, the drummer for this entire album was Anton Fig and not Peter Criss. Now that the shock has hopefully subsided, onwards we go. Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and Ace Frehley do play on every song on Unmasked. I just had to reinforce that info, just in case someone was wondering and started to panic. (I pause to laugh and quickly regain control).

This album was released via Casablanca Records, with a large poster inserted inside the album’s jacket. My two favorite songs from this album are: Is That You? and What Makes The World Go ‘Round. I even dig the song Shandi. Truth be told, I really like this KISS album and have no problem recommending it to anyone. This isn’t the greatest KISS album ever and it isn’t the worst either. The Elder will always be the freaking worst KISS album ever recorded; that is a fact and tell ’em Stone says so.

Kiss - Unmasked - Stones used vinyl pic - #05339MOK

Above: The front cover to my KISS Unmasked album. Some years ago I had flood waters destroy my record collection, save for a dozen or so. Yes, that life event super-sucked infected goat testicles. However, this album was one that was elevated above the water. Go figure.

Billy Squier - Emotions In Motion - promo album cover pic - #00993MOBSCR83

My first copy of Unmasked was an 8-track version. I bought this 8-track, with loot from my mother, from a (now defunct) department store called Caldor. Around 1983, I traded my Billy Squier Emotions In Motion vinyl for a used copy of Unmasked on vinyl, while in high school. A decent trade, I believe. Long ago trade aside, Billy Squier is alright in my Metal book. The 8-track and 8-track player I had are long gone. That kinda sucks. Some years ago, I finally upgraded to CD, with Unmasked. Why it took me so long to upgrade Unmasked to CD? I just don’t know, go figure.

Village People - Macho Man - promo album cover pic - #3993MOVPOMG

Shocking Fact Alert #2: Did you know that the Village People were signed to Casablanca Records too? KISS and The Village People shared the same record label. That should keep you up at night tossing and turning. WTF!?

KISS "Unmasked" Poster

That’s me holding my Unmasked poster, above! Whoa!

I’ve always enjoyed looking at the album artwork for Unmasked. Who was the artist? Victor Stabin. You can learn more about this exceptional artist and view his works by clicking here: http://www.victorstabin.com.

Kiss - Unmasked - CD - back cover - track listing - 1980 - #33MOAF0520

Above: The back cover to the KISS Unmasked CD, with track listing. Whoa!

This KISS album has always reminded me of Summer. Once again, I just don’t know, go figure. I have traded away many, many terrific items, throughout the years. My vinyl of Unmasked and its poster I could never think of parting with. Then again, who knows? Go figure and Metal be thy name. – Stone

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE KISS.

LONG LIVE VINYL.

Stone.

RAT PAK RECORDS SET TO RELEASE GEORGE LYNCH’s “SHADOW TRAIN”

Posted in classic rock, Guitar, Hard Rock, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , on May 19, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

George Lynch - Shadow Train - promo album flyer - 2015 - #0519MOGLRPR015

Legendary guitarist George Lynch’s long awaited “Shadow Train” project finally comes to light in this all new 18 track deluxe edition two CD set! George’s stellar guitar work, along with vocalist Gregg Analla, bassist Gabe Rosales, keyboardist Donnie Dickman and drummer Jimmy D’Anda, create honest, soulful and meaningful rock, blues and hard rock based music, that makes this release a must have for all GL fans! Songs on this disc are also featured in George Lynch’s forthcoming movie “Shadow Nation”, a thought-provoking documentary that explores the trials and tribulations that face Native American Indians in our world today.

About the release George says, “I’ve spent over 4 decades of my life pursuing elusive musical aspirations. But for even longer than that, I’ve cared, studied and thought deeply about the human condition and how we interact with each other and the world around us. Fusing these 2 aspirations into one has been a challenge for me throughout my creative life. This is my attempt at bonding the music and the message into one cohesive whole”.

Official release date For George Lynch’s “Shadow Train” is Friday July 17th, 2015.

Track Listing:

Disc 1: Vulture, Currency of Lies, Power and Resistance, Now It’s Dark, Vulture (Slight Return), I Am Weapon, Ghost, White Clay, Fight No More

Disc 2: Believe, Blinded, Fallen, Glitter, Prayer Mechanism, Sioux Wake Up, Trail of Tears, Under A Crooked Sky, World on Fire.

Pre-order bundles are now available at:

http://ratpakrecordsamerica.com/george-lynch

George Lynch - Shadow Train - promo drawing flyer - 2015 - #GL0519DMO

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT ALL THE COOL BUNDLES

George Lynch - Photo Prints - Guitar Picks - promo flyer - 2015

CLICK HERE FOR ALBUM AUDIO TEASER

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Source: Rat Pak Records

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE GEORGE LYNCH.

Stone.

FAITH NO MORE “Sol Invictus” – Available Now!

Posted in Hard Rock, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , on May 19, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Faith No More - Sol Invictus - Available Now - promo flyer - #052015MOFNM

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* For more info on FAITH NO MORE:

Website: http://www.fnm.com/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE FAITH NO MORE.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – May 19th… A Whole Lotta KISSTORY

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on May 19, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

KISS - Meets The Phantom Of The Park - promo flyer - 1978 - #051978KMO

As reported on the KISS Facebook:

On this day in KISSTORY – May 19th, 1978, KISS performed a free concert at Magic Mountain Amusement Park in Valencia, California to film the concert scenes for the “KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park.” The concert took place in the parking lot of Magic Mountain. Tickets were distributed through a California radio station and approximately 10,000 fans attended the show. KISS performed a full regular set list and then lip-synched “Love Gun” and “Shock Me” for the movie. Between the concert and filming the extra scenes, the shoot lasted several hours and the band members interacted with the crowd through out the event.

Paul on the concert and film shoot:

“I remember it all like it was yesterday. Doing a film and a concert in a band where some were barely speaking to each other and others not speaking at all was even weirder than the script! I still can’t figure out the end of the film.”

KISS meets the phantom of the park - promo movie flyer pic - 1978 - #33PC

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Stone Says: Man, was I ever thrilled to see this KISS movie when I was a kid. I didn’t care less about the cheesy nature of this entire movie, hell, it was KISS! I grew up on black & white television; therefore a KISS network film was a spectacle for me. It’s been (gulp) decades since I’ve watched this KISS film.

I marvel at how KISS had such an impact on Pop Culture back in the 70’s and have continued such impact to this day. In my Metal opinion, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley are marketing geniuses. Really. Metal be thy name.

Kiss - Revenge - promo album cover pic - 1992 - #051992KESMO

On this day in KISSTORY – May 19, 1992, KISS released their sixteenth studio album: REVENGE. This was the first studio album to feature Eric Singer on drums. REVENGE was dedicated to the late and great Eric Carr and features the demo he played drums on: Carr Jam 1981. Alongside Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, Bruce Kulick was the lead guitarist on this album.

REVENGE debuted at #6 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Charts and spent 23 weeks on the chart. In my Metal opinion, this was the best KISS studio album since 1982’s Creatures Of The Night. I absolutely love the song Domino, featuring Gene Simmons on lead vocals. I still have the cassette version of REVENGE. Yes, I did upgrade it to CD! Metal be thy name! – Stone

REVENGE – Track List:

Unholy / Take It Off / Tough Love / Spit / God Gave Rock & Roll to You II / Domino / Heart of Chrome / Thou Shalt Not / Every Time I Look At You / Paralyzed / I Just Wanna / Carr Jam 1981

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

REVOCATION – Launches New Lyric Video For “Labyrinth Of Eyes;” Tour With VEIL OF MAYA Begins This Week

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on May 18, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Veil Of Maya - Revocation - The Matriarch Tour - promo flyer - 2015 - Spring - #003MO

REVOCATION returns to the road this month supporting Veil Of Maya. The Matriarch Tour begins on May 20th in Detroit and winds its way through the east coast, the south, and up into western Canada for a final show on June 14th in Winnipeg. A trailer for the tour can be seen now HERE or below. Tickets are on sale through your local ticket outlet.

In conjunction with the tour dates, REVOCATION has launched a series of lyric videos by fellow guitarist and director/animator, Nick Hipa. The first, “Labyrinth Of Eyes,” is viewable now on YouTube HERE and below:

REVOCATION w/ Veil Of Maya:

5/20/2015 Crofoot – Detroit, MI
5/21/2015 Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
5/22/2015 Waterstreet Music Hall – Rochester, NY
5/23/2015 Revolution – Long Island, NY
5/24/2015 Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA
5/25/2015 Canal Club – Richmond, VA
5/26/2015 Lincoln Theatre – Raleigh, NC
5/27/2015 Zydeco – Birmingham, AL
5/28/2015 Underbelly – Jacksonville, FL
5/29/2015 Culture Room – Ft Lauderdale, FL
5/30/2015 State Theater – Tampa, FL
6/02/2015 Mesa Music Hall – El Paso, TX
6/03/2015 The Rock – Tucson, AZ
6/04/2015 Hard Rock – Las Vegas, NV
6/06/2015 Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA
6/07/2015 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
6/08/2015 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
6/11/2015 The Republik – Calgary, AB
6/12/2015 The Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AB
6/13/2015 The Exchange- Regina, SK
06/14/2015 Pyramid Cabaret – Winnipeg, MB

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REVOCATION has spent the last eight years converting fans to their cause with four full-length albums, an EP with Scion AV, and a charismatic live show led by guitarist/vocalist Dave Davidson. The Boston-based band also features the staggeringly talented lineup of Dan Gargiulo on guitar, and Brett Bamberger on bass.

REVOCATION has firmly been established as one of the genre’s finest and continue their campaign as part of the Metal Blade Records roster. The band’s latest full-length, Deathless, was recorded with acclaimed producer Zeuss at Planet Z Studios in Massachusetts.

Deathless debuted on the Billboard Charts beating their previous album by more than 30 spots to land at #124 on the Top 200 Chart. Deathless also debuted at #10 on the Billboard Hard Music Albums Chart (Current), #114 on the Billboard Top Current Albums Chart and #1 on the Billboard New Artist Chart. This is REVOCATION‘s second straight debut on the Top 200 Chart.

During the recording process, the band shot a series of videos documenting their work. All three episodes, along with the music video for the title track, can be seen now at metalblade.com/revocation.

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Source: Earsplit PR

* For more info:

http://www.facebook.com/revocation

http://www.twitter.com/revocation

http://www.youtube.com/officialrevocation

http://www.metalblade.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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