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JOE SATRIANI’s “SHOCKWAVE SUPERNOVA” ENTERS THE BILLBOARD TOP 200 CURRENT ALBUMS CHART AT # 19

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, rock guitarists, rock music with tags , , , , on August 4, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

SATRIANI’S HIGHEST CHART POSITION OF HIS 30-YEAR CAREER

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Highest Charting Instrumental Rock Album In Soundscan Era

Joe Satriani - Shockwave Supernova - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #9733JSMO

Set To Perform On The TONIGHT SHOW – This Evening

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Chart Debuts In UK & Australia/New Zealand Also Top 25

(LOS ANGELES, CA – August 4, 2015) – Joe Satriani’s 15th studio album, Shockwave Supernova, has earned the multi-Grammy nominated guitarist his highest U.S. chart position of his career! The album debuts today on the Billboard’s Top 200 Current Albums Chart at #19, the highest debut of his 30-year career, topping his former highest, 1992’s The Extremist, which hit #22 on its debut. In addition, the album also debuted at # 3 on the Billboard Rock Chart and ranks as the highest charting all-instrumental rock album on Billboard’s Top 200 in the soundscan era.

To celebrate, Satriani will be sitting in with The Roots on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, this evening. Tune in to NBC at 11:35/10:35c pm to watch the iconic guitarist trade licks with Capitan Kirk and the rest of the band.

In addition to the U.S. chart success, Satriani also had high debuts in Australia/New Zealand at #23 and in the UK where it entered the chart at #22,making this his highest UK chart position since the self-titled, ‘Joe Satriani’ in 1995, which reached #21.

Joe Satriani - publicity pic - 2015 - Shockwave Supernova - #33MOSLLMMSOT

For two decades, Satriani has traveled the world, playing to sold-out crowds as both a headliner and as founder of the all-star “G3” guitar extravaganza. His studio and live recordings have sold more than 10 million copies worldwide to date and of his many solo albums, two have gone platinum and four others went gold, with 15 Grammy nominations between them. His side project, Chickenfoot, featuring former Van Halen front man Sammy Hagar, former bassist Michael Anthony, and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ drummer Chad Smith saw their debut album certified gold and their second studio album debuted at #9.

Joe Satriani will set off on the start of his “Shockwave World Tour 2015” on September 17th in France. The European leg will run through November 10th with the ending show in London. The U.S. portion of the tour is set to begin early in 2016 with an announcement expected next month. Joining Joe for the “Shockwave Tour” is Marco Minnemann (drums), Bryan Beller (bass) and Mike Keneally (keys & guitar).

Watch the first video for title track, “Shockwave Supernova”:

To purchase Shockwave Supernova:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1P0Cdbj

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/joe-satriani/id46694

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Source: MAD Ink PR

For more info on JOE SATRIANI:

Facebook: Joe Satriani

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE JOE SATRIANI.

Stone.

QUEENSRŸCHE – Cover Artwork And Track List For “Condition Hüman” Revealed!

Posted in Metal, Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, rock music, classic rock with tags , , , , on August 4, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Queensryche - Condition Human - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #33MMMNLBSA777Q

Condition Hüman Releases October 2nd, 2015, via Century Media Records

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As reported by Century Media Records:

The ever powerful Queensrÿche have revealed the cover artwork for Condition Hüman (see above). This forthcoming Queensrÿche studio album was produced by Zeuss.

Vocalist Todd LaTorre states: “The artwork depicts a beautiful innocence surrounded by the darkness of a jaded unpredictable world.”

“Condition Hüman” – Official Track-Listing:

  1. Arrow of Time
  2. Guardian
  3. Hellfire
  4. Toxic Remedy
  5. Selfish Lives
  6. Eye9
  7. Bulletproof
  8. Hourglass
  9. Just Us
  10. All There Was
  11. The Aftermath
  12. Condition Hüman

Queensryche - promo band pic - 2015 - #33TLMMGMSASCRC

QUEENSRŸCHE:

Todd LaTorre – Lead Vocals
Michael Wilton – Guitar
Eddie Jackson – Bass
Scott Rockenfield – Drums
Parker Lundgren – Guitar

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For more info on QUEENSRŸCHE:

Facebook: Queensrÿche

http://www.queensrycheofficial.com/

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE QUEENSRŸCHE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

DEVIL CITY ANGELS – Hard Rock Supergroup Releasing S/T Debut Album September 18th, 2015 In The USA; New Songs Streaming Now!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on August 1, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Hard Rock Supegroup DEVIL CITY ANGELS will have their S/T debut studio album releasing on September 18th, in the USA, via Century Media Records! The European release date is September 11th. Enjoy the links and music video below! Whoa!

Pre-order for the Devil City Angels debut is now available on iTunes. Get it here: http://smarturl.it/DCAitunesPRE

New song “All I Need” is now streaming exclusively at:

 REVOLVER Magazine: http://bit.ly/1Dc1m1w

CRANK UP “BONEYARD” BELOW! WHOA!

DEVIL CITY ANGELS:

Tracii Guns – Guitar

Rudy Sarzo – Bass & Vocals

Rikki Rockett – Drums & Vocals

Brandon Gibbs – Lead Vocals, Guitar

Devil City Angels - promo album banner - band photo - 2015 - #MMGMSALB3333

Track List:

Numb

All My People

Boneyard

I’m living

No Angels

Goodbye Forever

Ride with Me

All I Need

Back to the Drive

Bad Decisions

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE DEVIL CITY ANGELS.

LONG LIVE HEAVY ROCK ‘N ROLL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – July 31st… From IRON MAIDEN To XANDRIA

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on July 31, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Journey - Escape - promo album cover pic - 1981 - #MMSAMNS0801

On July 31st, 1981 – The fabulous JOURNEY released their seventh studio album: Escape. This album has sold 9 million (plus) copies in the United States. Sweet potatoes and gravy!

Iron Maiden - Classic Band Logo - RWB - #33MMGMSAS31

On July 31st, 2013 – The magnificent IRON MAIDEN performed at Arena Zagreb in Zagreb, Croatia. This was a concert on the Maiden England Tour. Run to the hills!

Trivium - Silence In The Snow - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #OMFMBSS0433

On July 31st, 2015 – The forthcoming studio album, Silence In The Snow (Special Edition), from TRIVIUM, is ranked at #2, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This new TRIVIUM album releases on October 2nd, 2015.

Xandria - Fire And Ashes - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #MMGMSAS3133

On July 31st, 2015 – Germany’s Symphonic/Cinematic Metal band XANDRIA have their new EP, Fire And Ashes released today, via Napalm Records. Fire And Ashes features a cover song of I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That) from the great MEAT LOAF. NICE! This new EP is also ranked at #44 on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Whoa!

Kataklysm - promo band pic - 2015 - Of Ghost And Gods - #MMGMSALB043314

Above: KATAKLYSM

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On July 31st, 2015 – Canada’s Melodic Death Metal band KATAKLYSM releases their twelfth studio album Of Ghosts And Gods, via Nuclear Blast Records. Freaking YEAH!

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – July 29th… From ALICE COOPER To CONVICTIONS

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , on July 29, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Alice Cooper - School's Out - promo 45rpm cover sleeve - #1972MICMASICS04

On July 29th, 1972 – The legendary ALICE COOPER (The Band) had their iconic hit single, Schools Out, ranked at #7, on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. Whoa, man!

Led Zeppelin - classic band logo - #071385MOSLMNMS33

On July 29th, 1973 – The great LED ZEPPELIN lost $180,000 in cash when a thief(s) stole their hotel safe deposit box, with receipts from two concerts at Madison Square Garden. This awful theft happened at The Drake Hotel in New York City.

Bon Jovi - Lay Your Hands On Me - promo 45rpm cover sleeve - 1989 - #0433ILMILMASTOS

On July 29th, 1989 – New Jersey’s BON JOVI had their hit single, Lay Your Hands On Me, ranked at #7, on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.

Convictions - promo band pic - 2015 - #337744MOMNMSF

Above: CONVICTIONS

Convictions - Hallowed Spirit | Violent Divide - EP - promo cover pic - 2015 - #ILMSMMNSTOS

On July 29th, 2015 – Ohio’s very own CONVICTIONS have their Hallowed Spirit | Violent Divide EP ranked at #11, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Hell and freaking yeah!

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Neal Doughty – keyboardist for REO Speedwagon, born in 1946

Geddy Lee – bassist & singer for RUSH, born in 1953

John Sykes – guitarist for Thin LizzyWhitesnake & Blue Murder, born in 1959

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

GENE SIMMONS – Is Cover Feature For August 2015 Issue Of UK’s Bass Guitar Magazine

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, rock music with tags , , , , , on July 27, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Gene Simmons - Bass Guitar Magazine - cover feature promo pic - 2015 - #KMOMMSSOTF

Check out Gene Simmons on the cover of the August 2015 issue of UK’s Bass Guitar Magazine. Pretty cool, I think. Whoa and Metal Be Thy Name!

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE GENE SIMMONS.

LONG LIVE KISS.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – July 26th… From JIMI HENDRIX To GARY CHERONE

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , on July 26, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

On July 26th, 1970 – Rock and guitar icon JIMI HENDRIX performed in his hometown of Seattle, Washington, USA for the last time, at Sicks Stadium.

Ted Nugent - Debut Album Promo Cover Pic - 1975 - #MILMOMBS

On July 26th, 1976 – The flamboyant and legendary TED NUGENT received his first Gold album for his self-titled debut studio album released in 1975. This said album would go on to sell two million (plus) copies in the United States. Holy Girl Scout Cookies!

Foreigner - Break It Up - Head Games Live - 45rpm - cover sleeve promo - #81MIMAMNS

On July 26th, 1982 – The fabulous FOREIGNER had their hit single, Break It Up, ranked at #26, on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. Send it in!! This great song is featured on FOREIGNER’s studio album 4, from 1981.

KISS - Paul Stanley solo 1978 cover pic!

On July 26th, 1992 – Legendary KISS guitarist, songwriter and lead singer Paul Stanley married model Pamela Bowen. Unfortunately, the pair would later divorce in March of 2001. Shown above: Paul Stanley’s first solo studio album from 1978.

Iron Maiden - Large Classic Logo!

On July 26th, 2013 – The super-duper great IRON MAIDEN performed at Inönü Stadyumu in Istanbul, Turkey. This was a date on the MAIDEN ENGLAND TOUR. Very special supporting acts were: ANTHRAX and VOODOO SIX. Whoa, man!

Lamb Of God - VII - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #0608LOGMORB

On July 26th, 2015 – LAMB OF GOD VII: Sturm Und Drang is sitting comfortably at #1, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. In other words, true Metal warriors can never be underestimated. Never.

Symphony X - Underworld - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #06193333

On July 26th, 2015 – The ninth studio album, Underworld, from the powerful SYMPHONY X is ranked at #2, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Hell and yeah!

Pantera - Far Beyond The Great Southern Cowboys Vulgar Hits! - promo album cover pic - #MMCMOSS

On July 26th, 2015PANTERA Far Beyond The Great Southern Cowboys’ Vulgar Hits is ranked at #23, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Freaking yeah.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Extreme - promo band pic - 2015 - #330033MMSSLEO

Above: recent Extreme, with Gary Cherone on mic.

Extreme - 1990 - Nuno Bettencourt - Gary Cherone - promo poster pic - #MMBSMOS330726

Above: circa early 1990’s with guitarist Nuno Bettencourt on left, Gary Cherone on right.

GARY CHERONE

Gary Cherone was born on July 26th, 1961, in Massachusetts, USA. Happy Rockin’ Birthday, Gary Cherone! Whoa! Gary Cherone is a co-founding member of the grand Hard Rock band from Boston: EXTREME. Gary Cherone was also a lead singer for VAN HALEN, being the featured singer on Van Halen’s 1998 studio album: III. Gary also toured with Van Halen, in support of their eleventh album III.

Back in May of 2010, I had the honor of interviewing Gary Cherone for Hard Rock Hideout. Gary Cherone proved to be one of the coolest and nicest of anyone I’ve ever spoken with on planet Earth. Seriously. You can read this interview by clicking the link below! Whoa!

http://hardrockhideout.com/2010/05/10/gary-cherone-of-extreme-the-hard-rock-hideout-interview/

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Above: Stone with… Matthew and Gunnar Nelson. Yup.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

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