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LITA FORD & CHERIE CURRIE “Rock This Christmas Down” – New Holiday Single Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in christmas, christmas rock songs, classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on December 19, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Lita Ford - Cherie Currie - Rock This Christmas Down - cover promo pic - 2013

Former (and legendary) Runaways bandmates Lita Ford and Cherie Currie are together once again! This time around, it’s a new Christmas single that these two Rockin’ gals have released, back on December 3rd: Rock This Christmas Down (Steamhammer).

Who can’t resist Lita Ford and Cherie Currie in their cuddly Christmas pajamas? Me! Who can’t resist listening to their new Christmas single? Me again! Now, get ready for some holiday cheer and grab a cold beer! Or two. Metal be thy name!

Take a listen below to the very slick Rock This Christmas Down… and don’t forget to spike the egg nog!

Lita Ford - CD Releases - Promo Banner - 2013

The 3 latest LITA FORD releases are all available on iTunes and Amazon.com:

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/lita-ford/id31253

Rock This Christmas Down on Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Rock-This-Christmas-Down/dp/B00GNUG1EA/ref=sr_1_17?ie=UTF8&qid=1385881815&sr=8-17&keywords=lita+ford+mp3

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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.

LONG LIVE CHERIE CURRIE.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Stone.

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MISFITS “HORROR XMAS” LTD ED. 7″ VINYL – A MISFITS RECORDS ONLINE EXCLUSIVE! NOT AVAILABLE IN STORES! PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE NOW!

Posted in christmas, horror punk, Music, Punk rock, rock and roll, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on November 28, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Misfits - Horror Xmas - promo flyer - Big - 2013

The legendary Misfits first holiday release (outside of Halloween of course), creeps down your chimney in the form of the “Horror Xmas” EP! Side one unwraps a fiendish cover of the Dr. Seuss classic, “You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch”. True to the original, yet fueled by the band’s signature sound, Jerry Only’s ominously melodic baritone lead vocals, and guest backing vox by John Cafiero (Osaka Popstar), the ‘fits slap devilocks on every Who down in Whoville…

An infectious all-new original Misfits Xmas themed song (written by founding member Jerry Only) entitled “Island of Misfit Toys” debuts, and the band’s long anticipated rendition of “Blue Christmas” surfaces in a full studio version that would even make “the King” himself snarl with holiday cheer. The Misfits serve up a nightmare before Xmas destined to become an annual tradition.

Misfits - Horror Xmas - promo pic - colored vinyl - 2013

The Ltd Ed. “Horror Xmas” color vinyl 7-inch (with instant MP3 download) is available exclusively through Misfits Records Online—not sold in stores!

Pressed in “Grinchy-Green” vinyl (w/ B-Side “Island of Misfit Toys”), and “Blue Xmas” vinyl, (with B-Side “Blue Christmas”), each is limited to only 777 pcs worldwide. Both editions also offer a 1-in-7 random chance at finding a rare splatter variant inside! Only 100 of each variant available worldwide. Red vinyl copies are also available limited to just 333 sets worldwide! The red vinyl set includes two records, one with each of the two different B-sides.

Visit the Misfits Records Online Store to order your copy nowwhile supplies last!

All pre-orders will receive their instant MP3 downloads starting Tues. December 3rd, and all orders placed by 12/25 will automatically be entered to win a rare black vinyl test press copy signed by the entire band, (Jerry Only: Bass Vocals, Dez Cadena: Guitar, and Eric “Chupacabra” Arce: Drums), plus guest John Cafiero.

All three tracks will also be available in digital download format starting December 3rd at iTunes, Amazon, and wherever digital music is sold.

The Misfits - Horror Xmas - promo cover pic - 2013

(Source: Misfits Records)

* For more info on MISFITS:

Facebook: Misfits

Website: http://misfits.com/

Misfits Records: http://misfitsrecords.com/

Twitter: http://twitter.com/themisfits

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LONG LIVE MISFITS.

LONG LIVE JOHN CAFIERO.

Stone.

MISFITS And OSAKA POPSTAR Holiday Tees And Ornaments Are Available NOW! Whoa!

Posted in christmas, holidays, Music, Punk rock, punk rock bands, rock and roll, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , on November 25, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Misfits - Osaka Popstar - xmas shirts and ornaments - promo flyer - 2013

Check this out, all of you Fiends and Rock ‘N Roll addicts:

The cover art of the Misfits forthcoming “Horror Xmas” EP features a Grinchy-Green ‘Fiend’ available in your choice of Long Sleeve Pullover Sweatshirt, Short Sleeve T-shirt and Ltd Ed. Xmas Ornament…

PLUS a super-special, holiday themed variant of the femme fatale cover art of Osaka Popstar‘s latest release “Super Hero” is available now on a gorgeous full-color Long Sleeve T-shirt AND Ltd Ed. Ornament showcasing incredible new art by Josh Howard (of “Dead @ 17″ comics & “Monster High”).

Pick up either individually, or get both ornaments bundled as a set at the Misfits Records Online Shop (while supplies last), and save $5.00!

Order yours at: http://misfitsrecords.cinderblock.com/

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(Source: Misfits and Osaka Popstar Facebooks)

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LONG LIVE:

Misfits red logo

Osaka Popstar - promo logo banner - #100 - 2013

Stone.

Christmas 2012 Special Feature – A Couple Of Childhood Memories Of My Christmas Past

Posted in christmas, christmas holiday, classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, people, rock music with tags , , , , on December 20, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Van Halen - 1984 - promo cover pic!

I received this (now classic) Van Halen 1984 album as a Christmas present from my sister, back in… 1984. I was very psyched-out to receive this album as a gift back then. I can vividly recall playing this Van Halen vinyl on my old turntable and trying to do spinning back kicks (like David Lee Roth) to the hit-song Jump. Whoa.

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CHRISTMAS 2012 – With Christmas only being days away, It seems like yesterday was the start of Labor Day weekend. Time keeps on moving, like greased lightning! Is it just me or does time move along slower when you’re a kid? When I was a kid, it seemed as if the first 24 days of December went by like an entire year!

A couple of childhood Christmas memories of mine, I’d like to share:

I remember going to The Warner Theatre in downtown Torrington, Connecticut for the annual UAW Local 1645 Christmas party. This Christmas party was a spectacle to experience as a little kid! My Father was a member of this union; therefore I was lucky enough to attend this fun Christmas event at The Warner. Santa gave a toy to each child (and it was a decent/large toy too). There was a movie (G rated, of course) and cartoons to watch on the theater screen, while munching down popcorn and drinking soda to my heart’s delight.

Here’s what The Warner Theatre looks like today: notice the Art-Deco style to this theatre’s exterior. The restoration that has been done to The Warner Theatre is nothing short of amazing. Whoa.

The Warner Theater - Torrington - CT - promo pic

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I remember going to Torrington’s Christmas Village. This Christmas Village is world-known, (just like The Warner Theatre is). When I was a very young lad, the lines of people who waited to get inside our hometown’s Christmas Village seemed endless to me! The hot chocolate sold on the sidewalk (leading to Christmas Village) was and always shall be: The World’s Greatest Hot Chocolate Ever Served.

Yes, Santa and his merry elves were waiting inside this magnificent Christmas Village for all the visitors to see. Santa sat by a very large, wood burning fireplace. Man, I can still feel the warmth of that fireplace on my face, as I write this Christmas memory down. My body would shake and my words would tremble, as I sat on Santa’s lap. Never would I request more than two toys; it’s how I was taught by my parents, back in the day.

Santa’s reindeer were there at Christmas Village too! Each and every one of them. Crap, I can’t remember if Rudolph was there, after all these years. Regardless, my wife and I were fortunate enough to take our daughters  to this same Christmas Village when they were just tots as well. Good Christmas times.

Here’s what the front entrance to Torrington’s Christmas Village looks like:

Christmas Village - Torrington - front entrance - promo pic!

I wish everyone a Very, Merry and Rockin’ Christmas! Happy holidays, Feliz Navidad and Happy New Year too!

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God Bless the children and faculty of Sandy Hook Elementary School. God Bless all of their families and the community of Newtown, Connecticut as well. Heaven welcomed in a heroic group of angels from Sandy Hook Elementary School, on December 14th, 2012. I know for certain my sister Christine took part of their welcoming them into Heaven; for my late sister was the greatest (teaching) paraprofessional I ever had the honor to know and work alongside with.

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra “Dreams of Fireflies (On A Christmas Night)” – Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in christmas, christmas albums, christmas rock albums, Heavy Metal, Music, progressive metal, progressive rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 13, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Dreams of Fireflies (On A Christmas Night) - promo cover!

Trans-Siberian Orchestra – Paul O’Neill has once again assembled his ultra-magnificent musicians and vocalists of Trans-Siberian Orchestra for a brand new studio offering titled: Dreams of Fireflies (On A Christmas Night). This 5 song EP is everything brilliant about TSO, with majestic orchestration, Progressive Rock, vocals to leave you spellbound and plenty of Christmas atmosphere to last beyond the holiday season!

With more than 7 million albums sold throughout this now legendary journey of TSO, loyal fans know this tidy EP is a must have. New fans will surely be born from the spirited musicianship that Paul O’Neill (guitars), Jon Oliva (keyboards), Al Pitrelli (guitars), Chris Caffrey (guitars), John O’Reilly (drums), Jeff Plate (drums), Johnny Lee Middleton (bass) and a host of other talents have created here!

I without a micro-doubt embrace TSO! I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this new EP from TSO and it has added that extra spark to my holiday season, while thrilling my Metal soul with every note! That is why Dreams of Fireflies (On A Christmas Night) from Trans-Siberian Orchestra is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day! Metal be thy name.

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Take Note, Cause This Is Cool: This newly released 5 song EP is also included with every online ticket purchased to the live debut of The Lost Christmas Eve 2012 Tour as a digital download!

Produced by Paul O’Neill and Co-Produced By Dave Wittman

Lead Vocals:

Erika Jerry – (I Had A Memory)

Tim Hockenberry – (Someday)

Georgia Napolitano – (Time You Should Be Sleeping)

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Dreams of Fireflies (On A Christmas Night) – Track List:

Winter Palace

Dreams of Fireflies (On A Christmas Night)

I Had A Memory

Someday

Time You Should Be Sleeping

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For more info on TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, click below!

http://www.trans-siberian.com

facebook: Trans-Siberian Orchestra

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LONG LIVE TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA.

Stone.

SKID ROW “Jingle Bells” – Christmas Cover Song Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in christmas, christmas rock albums, christmas rock songs, classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on December 11, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

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SKID ROW – JINGLE BELLS  is a Christmas cover song taken from the Monster Ballads X-Mas album. This album was released in 2007 via Razor & Tie. Take a look and listen below to this Hard Rockin’ cover of Jingle Bells! ! Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad and Happy Holidays! Metal be thy name.

Animation created by Serge Volsky.

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Monster Ballads - XMAS - cover promo pic!

Wanna read about this Monster Ballads X-Mas album? Metal Odyssey has it covered! Just click on that cool link below! Whoa!

MONSTER BALLADS X-MAS (2007) – Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

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For more info on SKID ROW, click on the links below! Hey! Whoa!

http://skidrow.com

facebook: SKID ROW

http://www.twitter.com/Officialskidrow

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LONG LIVE SKID ROW.

Stone.

Christmas Album Covers That Are FUNNY! 2012 Edition From Metal Odyssey!

Posted in album covers, christmas, christmas albums, funk, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 9, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Crazy Christmas Time - promo cover pic!

Welcome aboard to Metal Odyssey’s 2012 edition of: Christmas Album Covers That Are FUNNY! Take a look around here at these 8 funny Christmas albums; all are currently for sale on the World Wide Web. Each Christmas album cover below has made the staff here at Metal Odyssey… F’n laugh! Laughter is good Metal medicine too. The album cover (above) pretty much says it all: Crazy Christmas Time. That’s funny and true combined!

Hopefully you’ll get a chuckle from these Christmas album covers as well. Enjoy and thank you for stopping by for some (hopefully) good holiday laughter!

Boobs For Christmas - promo cover pic!

Boobs For Christmas – richard d. curtin

This album title sounds very, very good to me! Does the gal on this cover look like a dude… who looks like a lady?

Funny Cat - Christmas Songs - promo cover pic!

Funny Cat - Christmas Songs

That cat (if it’s real) looks… FUNNY! Since I’m a cat owner, this Christmas album cover is all the more FUNNY.

Motor Booty Affair - A Mothership Christmas - promo cover pic!

Motor Booty Affair – A Mothership Christmas

Now this is FUNNY! Motor Booty Affair spreads some Christmas funky cheer across the galaxy! Remember what Motor Booty Affair says:

It is your duty…to SHAKE YOUR BOOTY!

Motor Booty Affair is also having a Funky Christmas fundraiser on December 21st, in Portland Maine. For more Funkalicious details, click on the link here: Motor Booty Affair

Sexy Christmas House Tunes Vol. 2 - promo cover pic!

Sexy Christmas House Tunes Vol 2

Um… this “sexy” gal on this album cover appears to have only 1 arm and 1 leg. I feel so bad for her. I guess I shouldn’t have put this one on the “Funny List” huh?

The Hot Dogs - Holy Shit, It's Christmas - promo cover pic!

THE HOT DOGS – Holy Shit, It’s Christmas!

This Christmas CD cover needs NO images to be funny! Just the name of this band and the title to their CD is F’n funny stuff! HOLY SHIT THIS IS FUNNY!

Holiday Classics - The Bob & Tom Show - promo cover pic!

Holiday Classics – The Bob & Tom Show

I can’t help it. This Christmas album cover just comes across as FUNNY to me. Metal be thy name.

Funny Christmas Songs! - promo cover pic!

FUNNY CHRISTMAS SONGS!

We started this feature with Santa on an album cover… now we’re ending this feature with who else? Santa! The  funny thing is… this Santa is not quite “right” looking. Add the fact that the word “FUNNY” is in this album’s title; then you have a FUNNY Christmas album cover!

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Here’s hoping you had a laugh or two… or a semi-chuckle!

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MERRY CHRISTMAS, FELIZ NAVIDAD AND…

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Stone.

KISS Kollectibles – Wanna See My Gene Simmons Christmas Ornament? It’s Really Cool…

Posted in christmas, classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music, rock music collectibles, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on December 8, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

KISS - Gene Simmons Ornament - front pic - 2012

KISS KOLLECTIBLES – That’s it at the top! That’s my really cool Gene Simmons Christmas Ornament! Whoa! My family bought this KISS Kollectible for me a couple of weeks ago; they found it at Walgreens (a large retail & pharmaceutical store).

It cost $5 (U.S.) if you buy 2 of any similar kind; otherwise the ornament costs $5.99. Apparently, this was the only KISS ornament left for sale! Metal be thy name! The box measures approximately 3.5″ x 5.25″.

For those who’ve never seen a Walgreens, here’s a look:

Walgreens Store - Photo - 2012

Here’s what the side panel to this KISS Christmas ornament box looks like:

KISS - Gene Simmons - Ornament - side panel - 2012

Here’s what the top of this KISS ornament box looks like:

KISS - Gene Simmons - Ornament Box Top - 2012

Here’s all the boring manufacturing info found on the KISS ornament box bottom:

KISS - Gene Simmons - box bottom pic! - 2012

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For more info on KISS, click on the link below!

http://www.kissonline.com

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LONG LIVE KISS.

LONG LIVE GENE SIMMONS.

LONG LIVE KISS KOLLECTIBLES.

Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad and…

Happy Holidays!

Stone.

MONSTER BALLADS X-MAS (2007) – Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in christmas, christmas albums, christmas rock songs, christmas songs, classic rock, glam metal, Hair Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 6, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Monster Ballads - XMAS - cover promo pic!

MONSTER BALLADS X-MAS – Back in 2007, Monster Ballads X-Mas was released via Razor & Tie. There are 15 Christmas Hard Rock/Heavy Metal songs on this cool compilation; with many 80′s Heavy Rockin’ legends being represented. 80′s Hair Metal fans take notice! From Twisted Sister to Billy Idol and from Stryper to Dokken, these easily likable and timeless songs on Monster Ballads X-Mas are both festive and fun for me. I’ll have to admit, I get a holiday spirit energy boost once my ears connect to Christmas Rock (and cover) songs.

My favorite songs on Monster Ballads X-Mas are many; here’s a few: I’ll Be Home For Christmas (Twisted Sister with Lita Ford), Jingle Bells (Skid Row), Jingle Bell Rock (Nelson) and Winter Wonderland (Stryper). A combination of live and studio recordings, this is a compilation of Christmas classics that I highly recommend to all who want to celebrate the holiday season in Rock-tastic style!

I now hereby declare: Monster Ballads X-Mas is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day! 

What’s your favorite Christmas Rock song? I truthfully have a ton of favorites!

One last Metal thought: I (finally) bought this CD about a week ago at my local Super Walmart. It came with a $5 (U.S.) sticker price too. Metal be thy name.

Here’s the CD back cover with the track listing:

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LONG LIVE CHRISTMAS ROCK SONGS.

MERRY CHRISTMAS.

FELIZ NAVIDAD.

Stone.

MASS – Donating All Of This Years Download Proceeds Of “A Very Merry X-Mass” To Hurricane Sandy Victims

Posted in christmas, christmas rock songs, christmas songs, classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on December 2, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

MASS - A Very Merry X-MASS promo album pic!

MASS - It’s that time of year again and Boston Rockers “MASS” will be donating all of this years download proceeds of “A Very Merry X-MASS” to the victims of hurricane Sandy!

Click the link below to purchase your download of “A Very Merry X-MASS”!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/a-very-merry-x-mass-single/id447840454

For More Info on MASS please visit www.massrocks.com or “Like” us on facebook @  www.facebook.com/masstheband

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Stone Says: This is a very, very cool act of kindness, on the part of MASS. As they say around the globe… MASS ROCKS!

MASS - Curren Group Promo pic - 2011

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LONG LIVE MASS.

Stone.

STRYPER ‘Rockin Around The Christmas Tree 2011′ – Music Video

Posted in christian rock, christmas, christmas rock songs, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Music, rock music, rock music news, rock music videos with tags , , , , , , , , on December 25, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

I just couldn’t resist sharing this Rockin’ STRYPER music video. Click that magic box below so you can listen to and view STRYPER as they perform: Rockin Around The Christmas Tree.

LONG LIVE STRYPER.

Merry Christmas To All And To All A Metal Night.

Stone.

Scythia – Folk Metal Band Releases Xmas Song: “…Of Santa”

Posted in christmas, christmas rock songs, christmas songs, folk metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on December 20, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Folk Metal clan Scythia have released a holiday tune for fans called “…Of Santa”, which is now streaming on youtube at the following link here and can also be purchased at bandcamp here.

“Christmas has all the right elements of Folk Metal: it’s dark and wintry, it involves magic, and there’s plenty of ale and mead. This year, we figured it was time to pay homage to the season by creating our very own Scythian Christmas tale.” commented vocalist / guitarist Dave Khan.

In addition the 2011 year coming to an end, Scythia have been mentioned on a few Top 2011 lists for this year’s sophomore release “…Of Exile”.

Decibel Magazine named Scythia’s “Oboe of Death” the #2 of Top 5 Non-Metal Instruments on a 2011 Album. Check it out on pg #54 of Issue #87 Jan 2012.

So what is Scythia?

Taking its name from vocalist/guitarist Dave Khan’s infatuation with a painting of Nordic/Russian warriors riding bears while brandishing swords, Scythia not only “gives the painting musical significance,” but it is also “the name of an ancient empire spanning from the Caucasus through Russia, and even into eastern Scandinavia. The melodies used in our music have a very ancient, sometimes medieval sound, so I wanted to attribute them to an ancient civilization,” says Khan.

In 2010, Scythia released its debut, “…Of War” (originally with violin) which was produced by Shaun Thingvold who has engineered on projects with SYL, Fear Factory, Darkest Hour and many more. Now, following some line-up changes, Scythia have released their second album “…Of Exile”, again produced by Shaun Thingvold September 23, 2011.

Free Download – For The King - http://scythia.bandcamp.com/track/for-the-king-free-download

Free Download – Voice of The Sword - http://scythia.bandcamp.com/track/voice-of-the-sword-free-download

“… Of Exile Teaser Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yKgWHAv4E8

…Of Exile - Track Listing:

Prelude
Spirit of the Quest
Sleeping Village
Forgotten Forest
Fallen King 
Voice of the Sword
For the King [Free Download]
Fortress
Dies Irae II
Hobarth’s Inn

(Source: Asher Media Relations)

LONG LIVE SCYTHIA.

Stone.

Jingle All The Way (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) – A Christmas CD Recommendation

Posted in christmas, christmas rock albums, christmas songs, holidays, movie soundtracks, movies, Music, rock and roll, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , on December 19, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Jingle All The Way – Last Friday I patrolled the CD aisles at my local Super Walmart and found: Jingle All The Way (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). I bought it for a very decent price of $5 (U.S.). Super Walmart seems to have hundreds of very cool CD’s for sale at the $5 price point. There may even be more than hundreds, there’s that many at this particular location.

I never knew this soundtrack existed. Heck, I’m not a Christmas motion picture soundtrack expert! I am an expert at eating Lay’s potato chips lately though and that has to stop. Um, yeah. The front cover to this CD shows the two stars of Jingle All The Way: Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sinbad. Both the movie and CD was released back in November of 1996.

This CD was released on TVT Soundtrax. This movie, (in case you haven’t seen it), is an action-comedy, released by 20th Century Fox. I’ve always enjoyed catching this movie when it airs on one of the 150,777 cable networks out there. I’ve always appreciated the funny side of “The Governator” too. The dude just makes me laugh when he does comedy. Sinbad is a comedy legend, hands down.

The Brian Seitzer Orchestra is featured with 4 songs. The Brian Seitzer Orchestra is very cool in Stone’s world, by the way. Brian Seitzer should be inducted into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame too, only we all know how that “institution” goes. Um, yeah. My favorite all-time Christmas song is featured on Jingle All The Way as well: Chuck Berry – Run Rudolph Run. Chuck Berry is an ultra Rock ‘N Roll icon. ‘Nuff said.

The ever popular Jingle Bell Rock by Bobby Helms and The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year by Johnny Mathis are among the 12 songs. If I had to count the number of times I’ve heard this Johnny Mathis Christmas classic, while I’ve been shopping during the holiday season, my guesstimate would be: 1,650,444 times. Give or take about 55,000. I still kinda dig the song too. Metal be thy name.

If you dig Christmas movie soundtracks, love Christmas songs or need to have every CD that features Sinbad on its front cover, then Jingle All The Way is a semi-mandatory recommendation from Stone.

Alright. Since some of you are already asking, here is the complete track list for Jingle All The Way:

Jingle Bells – The Brian Seitzer Orchestra

So They Say It’s Christmas – Lou Rawls with The Brian Seitzer Orchestra

Sleigh Ride – Darlene Love with The Brian Seitzer Orchestra

Run Rudolph Run – Chuck Berry

The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year – Johnny Mathis

Merry Christmas Baby – Charles Brown

Back Door Santa – Clarence Carter

The Christmas Song – Nat King Cole

Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms

* Father and Son – David Newman

* Finale – David Newman

** Deep In The Heart Of Xmas – Darlene Love with The Brian Seitzer Orchestra

* Original Motion Picture Score Composed and Produced by David Newman

** Bonus Track

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays & Happy New Year.

Stone.

Malice In Wonderland – Release New Christmas Song!

Posted in alternative rock, christmas, christmas songs, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, holidays, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 14, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Malice In Wonderland have released a brand new Christmas song!

The band’s front man Chris Wicked comments on the song. “While the world doesn’t exactly scream for another Christmas song, in my mind there is not a lot of  high quality Christmas songs out there. We thought it would be fun to write something original, not just record a classic, so we rigged up a studio in Tracy’s (guitarist) living room and recorded everything in two days. It was fun and we’re just putting it up on our youtube site. It’s not a typical Christmas song, but the tune has a great atmosphere that I think a lot of people can find appealing”.

About Malice In Wonderland:

The Norwegian Rock band entered the Scandinavian rock scene with their self titled debut album in 2005. Led by hit single “Lucifer’s Town” the band was quickly labeled as one of the most promising underground rock acts and their fan base grew quickly with fan clubs and supporters in every corner of the world.

The quartet, toured in Norway and Europe several times and even played some very successful shows in China. In 2008 and 2009 the band lived partly in Finland where lots of concerts and TV performances were held. In 2010 the band withdraw from the spotlight, built their own recording studio and concentrated on writing and recording their sophomore album. Malice In Wonderland in November finished recording their album entitled The Royal Brigade. The band is currently seeking a suitable record label to release the CD in 2012.

LONG LIVE MALICE IN WONDERLAND.

* For more info click on the links below:

www.malice-in-wonderland.com

www.reverbnation.com/maliceinwonderland

www.youtube.com/maliceinwonderlandof

Stone.

Holiday Rock & Metal Gift Suggestions For The Rockaholic On Your 2011 List!

Posted in christmas, classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, holidays, Music, rock music, rock music news, southern rock with tags , , , , , , , on December 12, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Lynyrd Skynyrd – Christmas Time Again (2000/Sanctuary Records)

Holiday Rock & Metal Gift Suggestions – We are smack dab in the middle of the 2011 holiday shopping season and it can be a living nightmare out there folks. So, what do you buy the Rockaholic on your holiday shopping list? A tee-shirt and/or bandana of their favorite band is cool. Tickets to see their favorite band in concert (if possible) is very cool. Live concerts on Blu-ray or DVD are a Rockin’ idea.

Looking to buy an autographed cymbal, CD, photo or poster? Perhaps a coffee mug, key chain or necktie of your Rockaholic’s favorite band or musician is the ideal gift. This is where a band or musician’s website/merch store comes in handy. Read on…

Going online to their favorite bands websites is always extremely helpful. Why? It is quite commonplace for bands and musicians to have their very own merch store on their websites. There you can find items for sale that are not sold anywhere else! We are talking about merchandise that is guaranteed to make your Rockaholic very, very, happy.

If you’ve never been to a band’s website to peruse their merch store, it is a MUST for Rock & Metal holiday shopping. Whoa and Metal be thy name.

If you are incredibly new at shopping at a band or musicians online merch store, here are two fantastic examples below. Both MASS and Kev Moore are selling their very own cool stuff, tailor-made for their fans and Rockaholics worldwide:

MASS – MASS ROCKS.COM

Moore: Music - (Click on ShopKEV at upper right-hand corner of his home page)

Then there is the CD or mp3 download. Be careful. Know which CD’s your Rockaholic needs… just ask and any Rockaholic shall answer!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Stone.

Christmas Album Covers – Let’s Have Some Fun Looking At ‘Em!

Posted in christmas, christmas albums, christmas rock albums, classic rock, classic rock albums, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on December 3, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Christmas Album Covers – I love the Christmas holiday. I dig giving more than receiving too. Really, I do. That is why I am giving you this list of Christmas album covers to laugh at, talk about and at times… gaze at. Maybe this list will encourage you to buy one of these Christmas albums? I dunno. The main Metal objective I have here is to have fun. So, without any further ado, let’s get the Christmas album cover party started!

Rockin’ Little Christmas

Since when is pile-driving your wife or girlfriend a “thing to do” at Christmas? Whoa.

MAYBE THIS CHRISTMAS

Maybe what? Maybe the power goes out on Christmas day? Maybe Bigfoot finally gets his beef jerky? At least this is a funny Christmas album cover. Okay, semi-funny.

Michael Buble’ – Christmas

I find this cover for Michael Buble’ Christmas to be rather, well, uncomfortable. You see, if I saw a dude in my neighborhood acting like this, I’d call the cops. A “stalking vibe” just screams out at me here. It looks like Michael is trying to squeeze out a last second fart, before he enters wherever he is going.

A VERY SHE & HIM CHRISTMAS

What was She & Him thinking here? They didn’t need to over-cool a cool look like that, to the point where it is not even cool at all. At least I think this cover is funny, in a non-cool way.

Classic Rockin’ Christmas

Whoa. I don’t trust that face on this Santa. A mean looking Santa. To me, it looks like this Santa had a bad day with the elves and now he’s looking for revenge. I’m just glad I don’t have anyone living nearing me who looks like this dude. By the way, I wouldn’t trust any egg nog he may be offering either.

Classic Rockin’ Christmas

Now this is the Classic Rockin’ Christmas I’m talkin’ about.

BOWLING FOR SOUP! MERRY FLIPPIN’ CHRISTMAS VOLUME I

Ha, ha, ha, ha! That’s so righteous man! Ahem. Whatever.

WE WISH YOU A HAIRY CHRISTMAS

Um, We Wish You A Hairy Christmas. Metal Odyssey is NOT supposed to be XXX here. I’m just the messenger, so please excuse me as I bust out in laughter from this Christmas album title. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know. This is a compilation album of Christmas songs from a bunch of famous Hair Metal bands. Still, give me a Metal break.

WE WISH YOU A HAIRY CHRISTMAS

Now, this is a much more classier “look” than the previous We Wish You A Hairy Christmas album cover. The weird, plastic reindeer and huge candy cane are what makes this cover so damn memorable.

HEAVY METAL CHRISTMAS

Yes! This Christmas album cover is my favorite! Why? Cause it has “Heavy Metal” in it’s title and those Iron Maiden “like” fonts are the best! Plus, I can’t tell a Metal lie here… I’ve always been a HUGE admirer of Christmas decorative bows. Metal be thy name.

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL AND TO ALL A METAL NIGHT.

Stone.

DORO – TALKS “MERRY METAL X-MAS” IN NEW VIDEO TRAILER!

Posted in christmas, christmas rock songs, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on December 3, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

On December 9, 2011 the Queen of Metal, DORO Pesch, will release THE X-Mas Metal anthem, “Merry Metal X-Mas” (featuring Onkel Tom Angelripper)!

Check out the official video trailer for “Merry Metal X-Mas” in which DORO talks the song and Christmas itself:

“Merry Metal X-Mas” will be released as digital download (available via iTunes) and limited coloured 7″ vinyl (christmas tree green – exclusively available at the Nuclear Blast Mailorder: http://bit.ly/sItTDv).

(Source: Nuclear Blast News)

* For more info on DORO, click on the link below:

DORO – myspace music

Stone.

MASS “A VERY MERRY X-MASS” – IS OUT NOW!

Posted in christian rock, christmas, classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , on December 1, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

MASS – For all of you fans who can’t get enough of Christmas songs that Rock, the 2 song EP A Very Merry X-Mass from MASS is out now!

Track List:

Grown Up Christmas List

Jingle Bell Rock

A Very Merry X-Mass is available at: MASS – MASS ROCKS.COM and iTunes

* Portion of sales will be donated to the “Toys For Tots” organization!

LONG LIVE MASS.

MERRY CHRISTMAS.

Stone.

DORO – Releases Official Metal X-Mas Anthem Feat. Onkel Tom Angelripper! Plus DORO Wintertour 2011 Dates!

Posted in christmas, christmas rock songs, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, holiday songs, holidays, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , on November 28, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Legendary Metal Queen DORO just announced the release of the official X-Mas anthem for all Metalheads!

“I had the feeling, the time was right to record a song for X-Mas.“, says Doro. “I am at recording my new album right now, which should be out by next summer. While doing this, I suddenly came up with a fitting melody and lyrics.“

The song’s called “Merry Metal X-Mas”, performed by DORO and showcases a guest appearance by SODOM’s very own Onkel Tom Angelripper.

“I definitely wanted something loud and funny”, she explains.

“Merry Metal X-Mas” will be released December 9, 2011 and will be available as digital download and limited 7” vinyl single (Christmas tree green).

Also don’t miss DORO live:

DORO Wintertour 2011

08.12.2011 GER – Saarbrücken @ Garage

09.12.2011 GER – Aschaffenburg @ Colos-Saal

10.12.2011 GER – München @ Backstage Werk

11.12.2011 GER – Hannover @ Capitol

13.12.2011 GER – Fulda @ Kreuz

14.12.2011 GER – Nürnberg @ Hirsch

16.12.2011 GER – Osnabrück @ Rosenhof

17.12.2011 GER – Herxheim @ Festhalle

18.12.2011 GER – Hamburg @ Docks

(Source: Nuclear Blast News)

* For more info on DORO, click on the link below:

DORO – myspace music

LONG LIVE DORO, THE METAL QUEEN.

LONG LIVE ONKEL TOM ANGELRIPPER & SODOM.

Stone.

NIGHTQUEEN – X-Mas Wonderland (Official Video)

Posted in christmas, christmas songs, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, heavy metal videos, metal music, metal odyssey, rock music, rock music news, traditional heavy metal with tags , , , , , , , , on November 19, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

NIGHTQUEEN – Since everyone and their cousin’s uncle’s, best friend’s neighbors are starting to celebrate Christmas earlier with each passing year, Metal Odyssey has decided to do the same. Metal be thy name. I couldn’t find or think of any better way than to have NIGHTQUEEN usher in the Christmas season on Metal Odyssey, than with their X-Mas Wonderland (official video). I hope you enjoy NIGHTQUEEN and X-Mas Wonderland as much as I do. Merry Christmas to all… and to all Metalheads worldwide!

* Check out more NIGHTQUEEN music videos at: Nightfairyful’s Channel – YouTube

NIGHTQUEEN:

Keely Larreina - vocals

Rex Zeco - guitar

Alan Rawson - guitar

Daniel Kells - keyboards

Steven Steele - bass

William Blodyn - drums

* For more info on NIGHTQUEEN, click on the links below:

NIGHTQUEEN – myspace

MASSACRE RECORDS

LONG LIVE NIGHTQUEEN.

Happy Thanksgiving Week America.

Let’s Get This Christmas Season Started…

Stone.

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