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On This Day In METAL History – April 17th… From KISS To AUGUST BURNS RED

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on April 17, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Kiss - Shout It Out Loud - promo 45rpm - cover sleeve - 1976 - #077066KMO17

On April 17th, 1976 – The stupendous KISS had their hit single Shout It Out Loud ranked at #31, on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart, in the USA. This song is featured on the fourth studio album from KISS, released in 1976: Destroyer. Incredible stuff, it is.

Van Halen - Pretty Woman - 45rpm - promo cover - 1982 - #0417VHMO1

On this day in 1982 – The great VAN HALEN has their hit cover single (Oh) Pretty Woman ranked at #12, on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart, in the USA. This song is featured on VAN HALEN’s fifth studio album from 1982: Diver Down. The late Roy Orbison co-wrote and performed (Oh) Pretty Woman, releasing in 1964. Roy Orbison’s original version also hit #1 in 1964, on the Billboard Hot 100.

Ugly Kid Joe - Cats In The Cradle - promo 45rpm - cover sleeve - #0417UKJMO01

On April 17th, 1993UGLY KID JOE had their hit cover single Cat’s In The Cradle sitting at #7, on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart, in the USA. Harry Chapin (the late Folk Rock singer, songwriter and musician) co-wrote and recorded Cat’s In The Cradle; this Harry Chapin song version was originally released back in 1974.

Sabaton.band promoheader - 2014

On this day in 2015 – Sweden’s mighty SABATON achieve a sold out concert at the Agora Theatre, in Cleveland, Ohio. Whoa! SABATON are touring in support of their seventh studio album and Metal Odyssey’s #1 Metal Album Of 2014: Heroes.

August Burns Red - Found In Far Away Places - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #0417ABRMO

On April 17th, 2015 – Lancaster Pennsylvania’s AUGUST BURNS RED have their forthcoming studio album, Found In Far Away Places, ranked at #3, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This album has a release date of June 30th, 2015.

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – April 16th… From Aerosmith To David Lee Roth

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on April 16, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Aerosmith - Rocks - promo studio album - 1976 - #AMO76011

On April 16th, 1976 – The mighty Aerosmith began their tour in support of their fourth studio album Rocks, at the Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis, Missouri. Long live Aerosmith!

David Lee Roth - Creem - Promo magazine cover pic - 1982 - #DLRMO69

Above: Creem – September 1982

On this day in 1993 – The charismatic and legendary David Lee Roth was arrested, along with 24 other people, in Washington Square Park in New York City. Diamond Dave allegedly bought a $5 bag of marijuana from an undercover police officer. Meanwhile, murders, rapes, assaults, kidnappings and home invasions continued throughout New York City.

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/1993/04/17/nyregion/david-lee-roth-is-arrested.html

KISS - Alive Worldwide - 96:97 - promo tour poster - #KMO33877

On April 16th, 1996 – The iconic KISS announced via a press conference, on the USS Intrepid in Manhattan, New York, that the band would embark on a massive reunion tour called: Alive/Worldwide. The original KISS lineup would once again tour together, for the first time since 1979. Whoa!

Metallica - Classic Band Logo - White on Black - #777493

Corrosion Of Conformity - Classic Logo!

On this day in 1997 – Metal legends Metallica and Corrosion Of Conformity performed at Riverfront Coliseum, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Whoa!!

All That Remains - The Order Of Things - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #71707ATRMO

On April 16th, 2015All That Remains have the #1 album on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart with their seventh studio album: The Order Of Things. Excellent stuff!

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

Gene Simmons Will Be Featured At First Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp In Canada, This May 14th – 17th

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, rock music with tags , , , on April 15, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Gene Simmons - Rock N Roll Fantasy Camp - May - 2015 - #KMO78

The legendary Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp that has been making dreams come true in the U.S. for the past 18 years is now launching in Canada. The first-ever Canadian camp will take place in Calgary, Alberta from May 14th – 17th, 2015, and features the Rock Legend, singer-songwriter, businessman, arena football co-owner of the LA KISS and media icon – Gene Simmons.

Simmons will be visiting Calgary to excite the Rockers of Canada and bring awareness to this life-changing experience. The Rock Legend has been involved with previous Rock Camps, and is excited to pass on his knowledge and Rock out with Canadian Rockers like you!

“Mentoring adult and young rockers at the fantasy camp has always been an amazingly rewarding experience for me,” says Simmons. “I enjoy teaching and handing over lessons I’ve learned from the business to musicians and upcoming talent”.

CLICK HERE for full details on Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp Calgary

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* For more info on KISS:

Website: www.kissonline.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE GENE SIMMONS.

LONG LIVE GEORGE LYNCH.

Stone.

BEAUVOIR FREE “American Trash” – Studio Album Releasing First Week Of June, Via Frontiers Music Srl

Posted in Music, Hard Rock, rock music, classic rock with tags , , , , , on April 15, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

American Trash - Beauvoir Free - promo pic - 2015 - Frontiers - MO041415

From Frontiers Music Srl:

BEAUVOIR FREE recreate the magic of Crown of Thorns debut on AMERICAN TRASH – out on Frontiers in June.

Frontiers Music Srl is excited to announce the release of AMERICAN TRASH, the hotly anticipated new album featuring Rock & Roll veterans Jean BEAUVOIR and Micki FREE, on June 3rd in Europe and June 7th in North America.

Best known as the driving force behind the legendary Crown of Thorns self-titled debut album in 1994, Jean Beauvoir and Micki Free’s collective credits read like a “who’s-who” Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, with a list of collaborations that includes the likes of the Ramones, KISS, Debbie Harry, Pretenders, John Waite, Lionel Richie, *NSYNC, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Bill Wyman, Carlos Santana and Prince to name but a few.

The duo both coincidentally moved back to LA in 2003 and re-connected. They discussed joining forces again for a new project and after a few shows in Europe in 2013, a deal with Frontiers was inked for a brand new album to be recorded in 2014.

The result is American Trash, an album that shaped up as “the continuation of the BEAUVOIR FREE sound as the writing team for the Crown of Thorns debut,” explains Jean Beauvoir. “When we write together there really is this magic. We know we want killer guitar riffs and major melodic chorus… and this is what turns out in our songs, in Beauvoir Free style.”

All the new songs came out like “rocking-babies” in the BEAUVOIR FREE fold. “…And all represent the sound only Jean and I create together. The “inimitable” sound of BEAUVOIR FREE,” tells Micki Free. Joining forces once again, Jean and Micki can truly unleash the magic that they can only create when they write together, of that there is no doubt!

“We both feel this CD is some of the best work we have done, right up their next to the Crown of Thorns debut” concludes Jean. “We want to get out on the road and bring it to the fans. We receive a lot of enquires of when are you guys coming back out on tour and people telling us they can’t wait to hear the new material. Frankly we can’t wait for our fans to hear American Trash as well!”

Enjoy an EPK trailer of the album below:

BEAUVOIR FREE:

Jean Beauvoir – Lead Vocals and Background Vocals, Bass, Rhythm Guitars, Drums, Keyboards and Orchestration

Micki Free – Lead Guitars, Rhythm and Acoustic Guitars

Produced by Jean Beauvoir

Web links:

http://beauvoirfree.com/

http://jeanbeauvoir.com/

http://mickifree.com/

www.facebook.com/JeanBeauvoirOFFICIAL

The American Trash track list includes: Angels Cry; Morning After; American Trash; Whiplash; Just Breathe; Shotgun To The Heart; Never Give Up; Cold Dark December; It’s Never Too Late; She’s A K.O.; There’s No Starting Over.

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Frontiers Music SRL - logo - #2014FM

http://www.frontiers.it/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE BEAUVOIR FREE.

LONG LIVE HARD ROCK.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – April 15th… The Tax Day Edition!

Posted in Metal, Music, Hard Rock, rock music, classic rock with tags , , , , on April 15, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Poison - Your Mama Dont Dance - promo single cover pic - 1988 - #14PMO1

On April 15th, 1989Poison reached #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their cover song: Your Mama Don’t Dance. This song is featured on Poison’s second studio album from 1988: Open Up and Say… Ahh!.This song was originally written by Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina, while being featured on their self-titled album from 1972: Loggins And Messina.

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

On April 15th, 2015Veil Of Maya’s forthcoming studio album, Matriarch, is ranked at #2 on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This album will be released on May 12th, 2015.

Korn - Greatest Hits Volume 1 - #3300983KMO

On April 15th, 2015KORN’s Greatest Hits Vol. 1 is ranked at #6, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This 19 song KORN compilation was originally released back in Autumn of 2004.

The Animals - The House Of The Rising Sun - promo single cover sleeve - 1964 - TAMO

On April 15th, 2015The Animals cover version of House Of The Rising Sun is ranked at #18, on the iTunes Top 100 Rock Songs Chart. The Animals originally released their version of this song back in 1964. This iconic version from The Animals eventually reached #1 in the United States and several other countries. Whoa!

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

PAYING TAXES SUCKS.

Stone.

IRON MAIDEN – 19 Albums From Band’s Catalogue Have Been Mastered For iTunes

Posted in classic rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on April 11, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Iron Maiden - Mastered For iTunes - promo banner pic - april 7 - 2015 - #IMMO77603

As reported on the IRON MAIDEN Facebook:

Parlophone Records (BMG/INgrooves Music Group for the USA) are delighted to announce the release of nineteen IRON MAIDEN catalogue albums which have been Mastered For iTunes (iTunes.com/IronMaiden), encoded from 24-bit / 96 khz high-resolution masters and now re-mastered with iTunes in mind, delivering the music to listeners exactly the way the artist and recording engineer intended. These are brand new re-masters from their original analogue sources, exclusively produced for iTunes.

All fifteen studio albums, 2 Best Of compilations and 2 live albums were personally selected by Maiden’s founder member Steve Harris for this superior mastering technique : Iron Maiden, Killers, The Number Of The Beast, Piece Of Mind, Powerslave, Somewhere In Time, Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son, No Prayer For The Dying, Fear Of The Dark, The X Factor, Virtual XI, Brave New World, Dance Of Death, A Matter Of Life And Death, The Final Frontier, Somewhere Back In Time, From Fear To Eternity (2CD), Live after Death (2CD) and Rock In Rio( 2CD)

Iron Maiden - Eddie Collage - 777MOBD

Steve comments:

“The Mastering For iTunes procedure allows the listener to experience the music as close as possible to the way the artist intended it to be heard. So of course I was very keen for the Maiden albums to be mastered in this way. The records have been available digitally before, when this medium first became a platform for music distribution but that was mastered with CDs in mind. The iTunes process involves a different approach and it’s great to finally deliver the music to our fans in as close to a pure and accurate sound as we could possibly achieve.For example, as most people know, I was never really happy with the sound on the first Maiden album but listening to it now, the guitars are louder, the drums more substantial and the overall tone is so very much improved in my opinion. Tony Newton and Ade Emsley who worked closely with me on the project did a terrific job recapturing everything from the original masters and together we’ve re- mastered them all digitally and I’m really happy with the results.”

Iron Maiden - Eddie Collage - 777MOBD

Tony Newton adds:

“The process started with locating all of the original album mix tapes (or whichever format they were mixed to). Then the choice of analogue to digital converter was chosen for the most accurate capture to make it as close as possible to the sound of the mix as it was intended by the band. When a lot of these tapes were last captured it was in the 1980’s, early days of digital and only 44.1khz/16bit files were possible. On top of this the new A/D converters are far superior now, and of course it is possible to produce files of far higher resolution. The result of this is that the songs now sound more defined with added depth and warmth. I was very excited to be asked to be part of this project, I honestly feel that there is a massive improvement in the quality of these classic albums.”

Get it at iTunes.com/IronMaiden | iTunes

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE IRON MAIDEN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – April 11th… From Eddie Van Halen To Mr. Bean

Posted in classic rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on April 11, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Eddie Van Halen - Valerie Bertinelli - The Love Book - cover promo - 1982 - #VHVBMO

On April 11th, 1981 – Guitarist icon Eddie Van Halen married the talented and beautiful actress Valerie Bertinelli, before an audience of approximately 450 friends and family members. Unfortunately, the pair later divorced in 2005. Above photo: Tiger Beat Star Presents: The Love Book (November 1984).

Bruce Dickinson - Rowan Atkinson - Mr Bean - Elected single cover pic - #880077MO

On this day in 1992 – Legendary Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson and famed British comedian Rowan Atkinson aka Mr. Bean reached #9 on the UK Singles Chart, with their cover version of Alice Cooper’s song classic: Elected. This song was recorded for the UK’s charity organization Comic Relief.

Pearl Jam - Saturday Night Live - promo photo - 1992 - #PJ9233MOW

On April 11th, 1992Pearl Jam made their debut as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live. Pearl Jam performed their classics Alive and Porch. Cool stuff!

Iron Maiden - Somewhere Back In Time - greatest hits - promo album cover pic - #IMMO00990

On this day in 2015 – The super incredible IRON MAIDEN have their 2008 compilation album, Somewhere Back in Time – The Best of: 1980 – 1989, ranked at #11, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Whoa, yeah! This album was released back in 2008.

Agnostic Front - The American Dream Died - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #AFMO660663

On April 11th, 2015 – The eleventh studio album, The American Dream Died, from NYC’s Hardcore, Crossover Thrash legends, AGNOSTIC FRONT, is ranked at #27 on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This superb album was released on April 7th, 2015, via Nuclear Blast Records. Long live AGNOSTIC FRONT!

Detroit Rock City - promo movie poster pic - Kiss - April - 11 - 2015 - #777MO

On this day in 2015 – On AXS TV, the fun film Detroit Rock City and a special KISS concert from the European Monster World Tour will both be aired, beginning at 9pm EST. Whoa!

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

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