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DIRTY CAKES BAND – “I’d Luv To See You Nakid” – 3 Song EP Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in classic rock, grunge, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, news, rock and roll, rock bands, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on February 15, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Dirty Cakes - I'd Luv To See You Nakid - promo cover pic - 2013

DIRTY CAKES BAND – Back on October 1st, 2013, I’d Luv To See You Nakid, the debut (3 song) EP from Dirty Cakes Band was self-released. It is available as a name your price at the (fabulous) music media platform known as Bandcamp (see below). This Psychedelic Desert Grunge band, in my Metal opinion, have 3 outstanding songs to launch their career from, therefore:

DIRTY CAKES BAND – I’D LUV TO SEE YOU NAKID IS STONE’S METAL PICK OF THE DAY!

I really dig Dirty Cakes Band and there appears to be many others that do as well; especially of the female variety and one visit to their twitter page will explain what I mean. Dirty Cakes Band call Los Angeles, California, home. Their overall sound is a bounty of what I want to hear from an up and coming Hard Rock band. Dirty Cakes Band are (just enough) raw, while dabbling in a few Rock genres and molding it all together to make their own unique and refreshing musical statement.

Dirty Cakes Band have taken their brand of sound and united it with the relevancy of Classic Rock in a wonderful and memorable way. The future should surely be successful for Dirty Cakes Band, as long as they continue to make more great songs, tour and market themselves on social media with Rockin’ legit drive, hunger and passion. They’re certainly off to a tremendous start already. Metal be thy name. – Stone

CRANK UP, LISTEN TO, SHARE AND PURCHASE THE ROCK AND ROLL FROM DIRTY CAKES BAND! WHOA!

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Produced by: Dirty Cakes and Alana Downey

Recorded by: Robert Heft and Dirty Cakes

Recorded at: Songwriters Studio Services in Northridge and
The Cottage in Laurel Canyon

Dirty Cakes Band - band block logo - 2013

* For more info on DIRTY CAKES BAND:

https://twitter.com/DirtyCakesBand

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LONG LIVE DIRTY CAKES BAND.

LONG LIVE ROCK AND ROLL.

Stone.

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Stone Temple Pilots With Chester Bennington “High Rise” EP – An Instant Rock Classic? Yes It Is!

Posted in classic rock, grunge, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, hard rock bands, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 15, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Stone Temple Pilots - High Rise - EP - promo cover

5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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Stone Temple Pilots with Chester BenningtonHigh Rise EP was released on October 8th, 2013. This is the first of what is to be (hopefully) many more releases with Chester Bennington (of Linkin Park) on vocals. Yes, Chester Bennington hits a cosmic grand slam singing on this EP! Of course, that’s my Metal opinion, however, I guarantee y’all that I’m not alone!

As Chester Bennington had put it, on October 8th, on the Linkin Park Facebook page: “I am very excited that today marks the release of the HIGH RISE EP and the beginning of a new era for Stone Temple Pilots.” I’ll have to 100% agree with Mr. Bennington there! A new era for Stone Temple Pilots indeed! I absolutely believe that Chester Bennington can sing ANY song from the iconic catalog of Stone Temple Pilots with not just ease… he’ll sing any STP song with passion, sincerity and pride!

Stone Temple Pilots - Black Heart - promo cover pic - 2013

Listen to the latest single “Black Heart” from the High Rise EP by clicking here: http://news.iheart.com/iplaylist/artist/26075

The Grunge movement, yes, is a storied chapter in Rock history. Regardless of silly genre labeling, STP is a Seattle Heavy Rock ‘N Roll band in my world. With that said, STP (as with Alice In Chains) have (once again) gone into a direction musically that I find as instantly classic! I’m happy to say that this new STP EP is as BIG of a surprise to me than I’ve ever expected! I honestly cannot believe how enormous all 5 songs on High Rise play out and sound! Don’t be misunderstood, STP still comes out strong with their classic sound on this EP; it’s just that STP sounds more confident and bolder than ever before! I commend STP for releasing a 5 song EP with Chester Bennington, while not making their fans yearn for new material.

(Former) vocalist Scott Weiland may be gone and on his own now, still, I won’t turn my nose up at him; regardless of the negative stories that have surrounded him for many years running. Hey, no matter how we try to slice it, Scott Weiland is a Rock legend, just as all the members of STP (including Chester) are. Heck, I will forever get the ostrich bumps on my arms and face, while listening to Scott Weiland sing my 3 favorite STP songs of all time: Plush, Wicked Garden and Interstate Love Song.

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I would think that a vast majority of STP fans will be bouncing off the ceiling for this new era of the band. I tried to bounce off my ceiling only it just didn’t work out too good. Emails have poured in asking me which is my favorite song off of High Rise. My favorite song is: Black Heart. (See above link to hear it!) This ultra Rockin’ song, as with this entire EP, are sonic proof that you don’t need to get too complicated with Rock ‘N Roll in order to make an instant Rock classic. BUY this High Rise EP and be happy that STP exists in 2013. Metal be thy name.

One last Metal thought:

By the way, if y’all found I ranted along too much here, please do not complain to my supervisor. Please don’t. Have some heart. Working here at Metal Odyssey is so fucking cool, cause the owner lets me take (many) beer breaks.

HIGH RISE EP – Track Listing:

Out Of Time

Black Heart

Same On The Inside

Cry Cry

Tomorrow

The new High Rise EP featuring “Out of Time” and “Black Heart” is now available! Purchase the High Rise EP on iTunes by clicking here: http://bit.ly/stphighrise

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Dean DeLeo – guitar

Robert DeLeo – bass

Eric Kretz – drums

Chester Bennington – vocals

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* For More Info:

Facebook: Stone Temple Pilots

Website: http://www.stonetemplepilots.com

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LONG LIVE STONE TEMPLE PILOTS.

LONG LIVE CHESTER BENNINGTON.

Stone.

ALICE IN CHAINS – Headlining In São Paulo, Brazil On September 26th, 2013

Posted in grunge, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, hard rock bands, hard rock news, Music, rock concerts, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 1, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Alice In Chains - Brazil Headline show - Sept. 26 - 2013 - promo flyer

Alice in Chains is pleased to announce the addition of a headline show at Espaço das Americas in São Paulo, Brazil on September 26. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, August 7th.

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(Source: Alice In Chains Facebook)

* For More Info On ALICE IN CHAINS:

http://www.aliceinchains.com

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LONG LIVE ALICE IN CHAINS.

Stone.

SOUNDGARDEN – To Release Limited Edition Vinyl Of “King Animal” Demos For Record Store Day, On April 20th

Posted in grunge, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, hard rock news, Music, rock albums, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on March 14, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Soundgarden - King Animal - Demos - vinyl - promo cover

On Record Store Day, April 20, Soundgarden will be releasing a limited edition vinyl of the King Animal demos worldwide. This is the first time these recordings have been available together.

The songs will be pressed on 10″ PINK vinyl and the 6-song package will also include a free digital download card.

The demos were recorded by Chris Cornell & Soundgarden at TNC Studios in Los Angeles, CA and Deke River Studio in Seattle, WA.

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(Source: facebook: Soundgarden)

For more info on SOUNDGARDEN, click on the links below!

http://www.soundgardenworld.com

facebook: Soundgarden

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LONG LIVE SOUNDGARDEN.

Stone.

SOUNDGARDEN – Creation Of “King Animal” Mural At Easy Street Records (Time Lapse Video)

Posted in grunge, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 17, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

SOUNDGARDEN- Below is the time-lapse of the creation of the King Animal mural at Easy Street Records in Seattle Washington. King Animal is the new studio album in over 15 years from Soundgarden. The sixth studio album overall, King Animal was released on November 13th, via Universal Republic.

The song you’ll be listening to is By Crooked Steps, as it’s featured on King Animal. I dig this song, it grooves and flows along quite excellent. Chris Cornell’s vocals are once again stellar and this band is legendary. Metal be thy name.

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For more info on SOUNDGARDEN, click on the links below!

http://www.soundgardenworld.com

facebook: Soundgarden

Easy Street Records:

http://www.easystreetonline.com

LONG LIVE SOUNDGARDEN.

Stone.

SOUNDGARDEN ‘Down On The Upside’ – This Album Stood By Me, During A Lonely Print Sales Career

Posted in classic rock, grunge, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Music, rock albums, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on August 23, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

SOUNDGARDEN – The fifth studio album and platinum selling Down On The Upside was released back in November of 1996, via A&M Records. Already super fond of Soundgarden, I bought this album (on cassette) back in 1996 and still own it to this day. Last weekend I finally upgraded my ownership of Down On The Upside to CD. I bought it at Super Walmart for $5 (U.S.). Whoa! What took me so long to upgrade this Soundgarden classic? I can’t even answer that question myself. File that question in Stone’s mystery folder and carry on my wayward son.

Back in 1996 I was a traveling printing salesman. Yes, you read that correctly. I need to correct that, I was a traveling printing salesman whore. Why use the word whore? Well, my customers treated me like shit regardless of my stellar customer service; while the various owners I worked for only gave a shit about my contacts and how much money they were worth. As a printing salesman, my self-image was at an all-time low; existing for the sole purpose to make someone else a ton of money, while making corporate print buyers look like winners of the week.

Why have I brought up this part of my past, in the middle of a very cool Soundgarden post? The reason is simple. Down On The Upside got me through (at least) three years of a profession that drained my spirit, while driving around all of New England. I’m serious about that. That Soundgarden cassette was my best friend on many, many lonely drives while being a white-collar punching bag.

I remember once, a jack-ass V.P. of my biggest client bellowing aloud, as I entered the room: “here come’s just another slimy salesman.” What an asshole that guy was. A genuine narcistic scum bag. Nice greeting to start my day, with a customer I essentially sacrificed my soul for. That dumb ass had  an “I’m an ABBA fan” written all over his face every time I saw him as well.

I remember leaving the building of that customer, on that God forsaken day, shaking my head in disgust. Once I started up my Ford Contour, I slapped in my Down On The Upside cassette and cranked up Pretty Noose… then Rhinosaur… then Zero Chance… and Soundgarden had me snickering all the way down the overstuffed highway to hell… or next disloyal customer, if you will.

Believe me, there were many other cassettes in my Contour while I served time as a printing salesman. Too many bands and titles to mention. It’s just that this Soundgarden album kept me afloat and had me realizing that it was Rock ‘N Roll that poured through my veins and soul… and not some stupid ass print-sales career. Whatever Soundgarden did with tweaking their musical nuances on Down On The Upside, they did it with a mystical wand.

From the very first time I heard Soundgarden, I recognized an attitude in their sound that beckoned me to become a fan. Is it Chris Cornell’s vocals? Can it be Kim Thayil’s guitar tones? The totality of Soundgarden’s sound is so unique, I never could even classify them as a “Grunge only” band. Hell no. There’s no question that Soundgarden did originate from the birth place of Grunge and pioneered an entirely new Rock movement. At the end of my Metal day, this band has and always will kick my ass with their hard and heavy Rock style and that’s all that matters to me.

It feels F’n grand to get this (silly) part of my life off of my chest today. No matter how I slice it, I can relate segments and experiences of my life to Rock ‘N Roll… and how it has and will forever save my Rockin’ soul. Thank you Chris Cornell, Kim Thayil, Ben Shepherd and Matt Cameron. Metal be thy name.

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For more info on SOUNDGARDEN, click on the links below!

http://www.soundgardenworld.com

LONG LIVE SOUNDGARDEN.

Stone.

DISASTROID – Upcoming Live Gig Info For August 29th In Oakland!

Posted in grunge, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, rock and roll, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on August 13, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

DISASTROID – Hey! If you haven’t heard by now, DISASTROID is a very, very cool Rock band from San Francisco, California. DISASTROID has a gig coming up on August 29th, at 6:30 pm, at Eli’s Mile High Club in Oakland, California. If you live anywhere near Oakland, get on out there and catch some live DISASTROID!

These guys can play some Heavy Rock ‘N Roll and will most likely be world-famous someday too. How does Stone know all this? Cause I listen to their stuff and believe in this band. Call ‘em Stoner, Psychedelic, Grunge and/or Hard Rock… I just call ‘em one hell of a Rock band and ’nuff said about that.

You’ll become a believer of DISASTROID too by checking ‘em out and clicking on those cool links below! Metal be thy name.

DISASTROID – Links To Click:

DISASTROID – facebook

http://disastroid-music.blogspot.com/

DISASTROID – Bay Area Band To Check Out; Cause They Flat-Out ROCK!

Listen to Money And Guilt below! HEY… play it LOUD!

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LONG LIVE DISASTROID.

Stone.

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