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Michael Sweet – “I’m Not Your Suicide” Single And Music Video Release Dates Announced!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 25, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Michael Sweet - I'm Not Your Suicide - promo cover pic - 2014

As reported on the Michael Sweet & Stryper Facebook pages:

The single “I’m Not Your Suicide” drops on @Itunes and @Amazon 3/3 and the video drops on 3/4!

Michael Sweet’s new album “I’m Not Your Suicide” releases on May 6th, 2014, via Big 3 Records.

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* For more info on MICHAEL SWEET:

Website: www.michaelsweet.com

Facebook: Michael Sweet

Facebook: Stryper

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LONG LIVE MICHAEL SWEET.

LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL.

Stone.

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Metal Odyssey’s Stone Picks His Top Ten Hard Rock Albums Of 2013

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on January 6, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

The Winery Dogs - promo cover pic - 2013

#1

THE WINERY DOGS – S/T

I’ve written that Motörhead are the greatest power trio alive on planet Earth. Well, um, The Winery Dogs are too. Take your pick! Mike Portnoy (drums), Richie Kotzen (vocals) and Billy Sheehan (bass) were born to make music together! The Winery Dogs are a supergroup prototype. Amen and hallelujah.

I don’t know how to put it all into words, other than WHOA! This is a #1 Hard Rock album of any year! Excellent songs and I won’t waste time on the musicianship. If this is what American Hard Rock is supposed to sound like in 2013 and beyond, then count me in! Freaking legends of Rock ‘N Roll are The Winery Dogs. Metal be thy name.

Alice In Chains - The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here - promo cover

#2

ALICE IN CHAINS

The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here

Alice In Chains couldn’t have delivered a more incredible follow-up to their 2009 gem Black Gives Way To Blue, with The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here. William Duvall once again soars vocally, while Jerry Cantrell’s guitar resonates splendid licks, riffs and tones that equate to iconic territory. This is very much a Classic Rock leaning album; just know the Hard Rock is mouth-watering.

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#3

BUCKCHERRY – Confessions

The best Buckcherry album ever? It comes very, very, very close. Oh, yes, Confessions psyches me out of my Hard Rockin’ mind. I’m guessing that great Hard Rock albums are supposed to do just that.

Read Stone’s album review for Confessions here:

BUCKCHERRY – “Confessions” Is Out Now And It’s: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Above review posted on February 24, 2013, on Metal Odyssey.

Black Star Riders - All Hell Breaks Loose - promo cover

#4

BLACK STAR RIDERS  - All Hell Breaks Loose

With current members of Thin Lizzy joining forces with drummer Jimmy DeGrassoBlack Star Riders was born. Led by the legendary guitarist Scott Gorham and fronted by Ricky Warwick, the debut album, All Hell Breaks Loose, from Black Star Riders, became an instant Hard Rock Classic to my ears and soul.

The spirit and legacy of Thin Lizzy still reigns within the world-class talent of Black Star Riders; and the songwriting, lyrics and total vibe of this album taps into everything that’s wonderful about Classic Hard Rock. This is an album I never expected to happen and now it’s a keeper for life! Metal be thy name.

Brand New Machine - The Devil Made Me Do It - promo cover pic

#5

BRAND NEW MACHINE

The Devil Made Me Do It

Brand New Machine is an American Hard Rock band YOU NEED to get into! One of the best Rockin’ surprises of 2013 is this album! From start to finish, The Devil Made Me Do It is high-octane Hard Rock on steroids!

Read Stone’s album review for The Devil Made Me Do It here:

BRAND NEW MACHINE “The Devil Made Me Do It” – A Supercharged Hard Rock Debut!

Above review posted on August 21, 2013, on Metal Odyssey.

Pinnick Gales Pridgen - promo cover pic - 2013

#6

PINNICK GALES PRIDGEN – S/T

As power trio’s go, this album will slap you Hard Rockin’ senseless!! I found this CD without knowing of its release at Best Buy and bought it without hearing a single note. That tells you something right there. Yes, there are those times when you CAN judge a book by its cover! Pinnick Gales Pridgen have unreal musical chemistry together and their songs are proof positive!

Pinnick Gales Pridgen also landed in Metal Odyssey’s Top Ten Songs of 2013, with Collateral Damage. Click the link below to enjoy the song and video yourself! Whoa!

METAL ODYSSEY’S TOP TEN SONGS OF 2013

Above link is for a Metal Odyssey feature, posted on December 23, 2013.

Skid Row - United World Rebellion - Chapter One - promo cover

#7

SKID ROW

UNITED WORLD REBELLION CHAPTER ONE

Johnny Solinger sounds amazing on vocals and this entire legendary band has made a Hard Rock statement with this EP! Extremely contagious songs! Make no mistake, SKID ROW is on a mission and I cannot wait for Chapter Two!!

Read Stone’s album review for UWR Chapter One below:

SKID ROW “UNITED WORLD REBELLION (CHAPTER ONE)” EP – 5 Reasons To BUY This Kick Ass CD!

Above review posted on May 11, 2013, on Metal Odyssey.

Deep Purple - Now What ?! - promo cover pic

#8

DEEP PURPLE – NOW WHAT ?!

Now What ?! is Deep Purple’s first studio album since 2005′s Rapture Of The Deep. Now What ?! is a continuation of arguably the most consistent Hard Rock band that ever lived. The undeniably influential Deep Purple have once again taken their unique, rich, Classic Hard Rock sound throughout an entire album and made it sound so complete. Ian Gillan and band have nothing more to prove. Now, it’s time for The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame to understand this.

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#9 (Tie)

KING KOBRA – II

If you wanna have a good time listening to a good times Hard Rock album, then put your good times face on and BUY this fun CD from the everlasting KING KOBRA. Now, let’s all campaign LOUDLY in 2014 to get the ultra legendary Carmine Appice into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Thank you very much and Metal be thy name.

Read Stone’s album review for II here:

KING KOBRA “II” IS OUT NOW! YES, IT KICKS HARD ROCKIN’ ASS!

Above review posted on July 14, 2013, on Metal Odyssey.

King Kobra’s music video Have A Good Time, a hit single from II, was chosen as Stone’s Metal Pick Of The Day, back on July 26th, 2013! Click the link below to enjoy it for yourself! YEAH!!

KING KOBRA “Have A Good Time” Music Video Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Above link is for a feature posted on Metal Odyssey, on July 26, 2013.

Stone Temple Pilots - High Rise - EP - promo cover

#9 (Tie)

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS WITH CHESTER BENNINGTON

HIGH RISE

My God, I never imagined Chester Bennington fronting the grand Stone Temple Pilots. It’s Rock ‘N Roll genius!! This tidy EP packs a genuine punch of incredible musicianship, vocals and songs that are memorable from the start!

Read Stone’s album review of High Rise here:

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

Above review posted on October 15, 2013, on Metal Odyssey.

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#10

BOSTON – Life Love & Hope

To all the naysaying critics out there, Tom Scholz has created a gift for Boston fans. The songs on this album would never have seen the light of day, if it were not for Tom Scholz. Songs of personal importance to this musical mastermind are they; and they come across with Classic Rock brilliance!

The late Brad Delp, along with David Victor, Kimberley Dahme, Tommy DeCarlo and Tom Scholz are all featured lead singers. Louis St. August of Mass lends his talents with backing harmonies on album opener and album gem: Heaven On Earth. Another total surprise release, for me, was Life Love & Hope. Thank you, Tom Scholz.

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LONG LIVE HARD ROCK.

LONG LIVE CLASSIC ROCK.

Stone.

MAGNUM “Escape From The Shadow Garden” – Album Artwork Revealed; Releases March 2014 Via Steamhammer / SPV

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, hard rock bands, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 20, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Magnum - Escape From the Shadow Garden - promo cover pic

MAGNUM – Hugely influential British Melodic Hard Rock group MAGNUM have confirmed the release in 2014 of their upcoming nineteenth studio album, ‘Escape From The Shadow Garden’ on Steamhammer / SPV on March 19th in Scandinavia, March 21st in Germany, March 24th in Europe and March 25th in the US/Canada.

‘Escape From The Shadow Garden’ will be available as a limited digipak edition with bonus material, as a double coloured vinyl LP, standard jewel case CD and download.

The cover is once again created by famous fantasy artist Rodney Matthews (Asia, Nazareth, Eloy).

‘Escape From The Shadow Garden’ follows the success of ‘On The 13th Day’, which charted at #28 in Germany, #36 in Sweden, #43 in the UK national album charts, #57 in Switzerland, and at #3 in the UK rock charts and #5 in the UK Indie Charts at the beginning of October 2012.

Three weeks after the release of ‘Escape From The Shadow Garden’MAGNUM set off on an European Tour.

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MAGNUM:

Tony Clarkin – guitars

Bob Catley – vocals

Mark Stanway – keyboards

Al Barrow – bass

Harry James – drums

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(Source: MAGNUM Facebook)

* For More Info On MAGNUM:

Facebook: MAGNUM

http://www.magnumonline.co.uk

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LONG LIVE MAGNUM.

Stone.

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:

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Website: http://www.stonetemplepilots.com

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LONG LIVE STONE TEMPLE PILOTS.

LONG LIVE CHESTER BENNINGTON.

Stone.

FREE 2013 Relapse Records Fall Sampler Is Available For Download… NOW!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on October 3, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Check out the very brutal and very FREE 2013 Relapse Records Fall Sampler, which includes an exclusive new Toxic Holocaust cut “Awaken the Serpent.” Here’s your chance to get a taste of everything our roster has to offer and discover some kick-ass new bands. Did we mention it’s FREE?

Download it from Amazon.com here: http://georiot.co/a4J

Hear tracks from 26 of our awesome bands including…

RED FANG
Toxic Holocaust
Windhand
Revocation
Exhumed
True Widow
Nothing
ASG
Ulcerate
Obliteration
Baroness
Black Tusk
Inter Arma
Lord Dying
Howl
Coffins
Devourment
Primitive Man
Locrian
Wolvserpent
Horseback
Unkind
Call of the Void
Mumakil
Blockheads
Weekend Nachos

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(Source: Relapse Records)

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RELAPSE RECORDS:

Official Site: www.relapse.com

Online Store: www.relapse.com/store

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LONG LIVE RELAPSE RECORDS.

LONG LIVE METAL. 

Stone.

KILLER DWARFS – NEWS: Reunion Show To Be Held At Rockpile East In Toronto, Canada, October 4th

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Music, rock albums, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 29, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Killer Dwarfs - Reunion Show - Rockville East - Oct - 4 - promo flyer

Killer Dwarfs Reunion Show

Friday October 4th 2013

Rockpile East

Click Here: www.therockpile.ca

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2787A Eglington Ave E

Toronto Ontario, Canada

Doors open at 8pm

All Ages/Licensed

Advanced tickets:

Click Here:  www.ticketweb.ca

The newly released Start @ One is now available from Apple iTunes! Purchase your download today by clicking that cool link below! Whoa! 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/start-one/id706045828

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* For More Info On KILLER DWARFS:

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LONG LIVE KILLER DWARFS.

Stone.

SPIDER ROCKETS “Going Down” Official Music Video Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock albums, hard rock bands, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news, rock music videos with tags , , , , , on September 24, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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SPIDER ROCKETS – If you’ve been searching for that one Hard Rock band that isn’t trying to duplicate their peers sound and are actually (gasp) sounding like themselves, look no further and let me introduce you to New Jersey’s SPIDER ROCKETS. This clever band is all about now colliding with the classic rhythm and hardness of yesteryear; while blending together a distinctive Hard Rock noize that is nothing short of new and exciting!

If you’re like me and have become fatigued by the Modern Hard Rock status quo, you MUST get your senses into SPIDER ROCKETS and allow their brand of ear candy to electrify your mood in more merry ways imaginable! It’s time to get bitten… crank up SPIDER ROCKETS new music video for Going Down and get tangled up in their web of Hard Rockin’ grooves! Metal be thy name!

SPIDER ROCKETS GOING DOWN (OFFICIAL) MUSIC VIDEO IS:

STONE’S METAL PICK OF THE DAY!

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SPIDER ROCKETS:

Helena Cos – vocals

Johnny Nap – guitar

Dan Prestup – drums

Greg Manning – bass

Spider Rockets - Bitten - promo cover pic!

Check out the Metal Odyssey review for SPIDER ROCKET’s BITTEN, with link below:

SPIDER ROCKETS “BITTEN” – Strap Yourself In… For One Hell Of A Hard Rockin’ Ride With Plenty Of Bite!

The above link is for a post featured on Metal Odyssey, from June 18, 2012.

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For More Info On SPIDER ROCKETS:

Facebook: Spider Rockets

http://www.spiderrockets.com

https://twitter.com/SpiderRockets

http://www.youtube.com/SpiderRockets

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LONG LIVE SPIDER ROCKETS.

Stone.

SASQUATCH – Los Angeles Rock Hellions To Release Fourth Full-Length Via Small Stone Tomorrow

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock albums, hard rock bands, Metal, metal music, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 23, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Sasquatch - IV - promo cover pic

Los Angeles hellions, SASQUATCH, will unleash their fourth full-length of red-eyed road rock via Small Stone Records this Tuesday! Fittingly titled IV, the drum and bass tracks were recorded by Steve Lehane and Al Sutton at Rustbelt Studios in Detroit, Michigan while guitars and vocals were recorded by Benny Grotto at Mad Oak Studios in Allston, Massachusetts (who also produced and mixed the nine-track offering). IV was mastered by Chris Goosman (Acid King, Suplecs, Sons of Otis) at Baseline Audio Labs in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Drawing influence from ’70s metal, rock, and psychedelia, SASQUATCH falls somewhere between an amalgamation of Black Sabbath, old Soundgarden, Deliverance-era Corrosion of Conformity, Mountain, and a bastardized version of Grand Funk Railroad. Their songwriting approach is clear;keep the focus on the hook.

IV Track Listing:

1. The Message

2. Eye of the Storm

3. Sweet Lady

4. Money

5. Smoke Signal

6. Wolves at My Door

7. Me and You

8. Corner

9. Drawing Flies

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A decade is a significant length of time by any measure, whether you’re talking about accelerating divorce rates or playing in a rock ‘n’ roll band. Add to that the fast-paced changes initiated by technology and a decade can feel like a lifetime… or, in the case of Los Angeles rockers SASQUATCH, a turbulent yet accomplished career.

After bursting onto the stoner rock scene with two closely packed studio albums (conveniently namedSasquatch I and II) in 2004 and 2006, the power-trio went subterranean until 2010 before resurfacing with a new lineup and propulsive third opus (entitled, you guessed it, III), to the relief of many impatient fans and the Small Stone Records Board of Directors.

More importantly though, this career-establishing trilogy managed to seduce consumers and critics: beginning with the debut’s roaring-down-the-highway riffs, hypnotic grooves and occasional forays into southern rock, continuing with the sophomore LP’s increasingly focused, hook-laden hard rock classicism (standout “Barrel of a Gun” lacked only payola to become a massive radio hit), and culminating in the third album’s heightened states of fuzz-distortion and earth-rumbling power chords, capable of reducing Marshall stacks to plastic pudding.

All the while, SASQUATCH steadily brought their advanced heavy rock “theories” to the people, as they demolished stages across the globe alongside the likes of Blue Cheer, Nebula, Unida, Solace and Fatso Jetson. Most recently, the band was sighted marauding across Europe with Small Stone labelmates Roadsaw and Dixie Witch.

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Meanwhile, SASQUATCH’s music has been tapped to soundtrack everything from movies (Jersey Girl), to television shows (FX’s Sons of Anarchy, A&E’s Dog The Bounty Hunter, the CW’s The Supernatural, and MTV’s Viva La Bam), to video games (NHL 2005, American Chopper, and Monster Garage).

The time has finally come for SASQUATCH members Keith Gibbs (guitar, vocals), Jason Casanova (bass) and Rick Ferrante (drums) to deliver a brand-spanking new album, whose chosen title - IV - was as inevitable as the urgent need shared by discerning fans of superior, song-oriented rock to hear it. IV is arguably the power trio’s most mature, inspired and diverse song-set to date, rife with compositional twists, both heartwarmingly familiar and totally unexpected, plus thundering power chords, sizzling solos, shrewd melodic flights and even super-trippy moments – but all heavy on the heavy.

To top it off, SASQUATCH have upped their lyrical game, devoting unprecedented attention to spinning engaging new yarns out of those evergreen rock ‘n’ roll stories about love lost, hate found, relationships built, lives trashed, homes wrecked… All’s fair in love and doom. At the end of the day,IV‘s shimmering end results reveal a real album, not just a collection of songs that happen to be living under the same roof to save a little rent money!

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IV will be available via Small Stone Records September 24, 2013 (tomorrow)!

Order your copy HERE.

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SASQUATCH:

Keith Gibbs – guitar, vocals
Rick Ferrante – drums, percussion
Jason Casanova – bass, filing, red tape
Guest vocals on “Smoke Signal” courtesy of Gaff.

Guest guitar swirls on “Smoke Signal” courtesy of Hammy.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For More Info On SASQUATCH:

Facebook: Sasquatch

http://www.sasquatchrock.us

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SMALL STONE RECORDINGS:

http://www.smallstone.com

http://smallstone.bandcamp.com/album/iv

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LONG LIVE SASQUATCH.

Stone.

SAMMY HAGAR & FRIENDS – Releasing On September 24th, In North America, Via Frontiers Records

Posted in classic rock, classic rock albums, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on September 14, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Sammy Hagar & Friends - promo cover pic - 2013

On the eve of his fourth decade in Rock & Roll, Grammy Award®-winning, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Sammy Hagar has teamed with a seminal array of his legendary rock and country artist friends and bandmates, past and present, for his first-ever rock collaborations album, Sammy Hagar and Friends.

The release will see Hagar joining forces with award-winning artists including Kid Rock, Nancy Wilson (Heart), Toby Keith, Taj Mahal, Ronnie Dunn (Brooks & Dunn), Michael Anthony (ex-Van Halen, Chickenfoot), Neal Schon (Journey), Chad Smith & Joe Satriani (Chickenfoot), Bill Church & Denny Carmassi (Montrose), The Wabos and more on an epic collection of 10 new songs and unexpected covers. “Sammy Hagar and Friends” is produced by Hagar and Grammy winning engineer/producer, John Cuniberti.

From new original songs including “Not Going Down” (a song specifically written for Hagar by Jay Buchanan of Rival Sons), “Knockdown Dragout,” “Bad On Fords and Chevrolets,” “All We Need Is An Island,” and “Father Sun,” to reimagined covers of classics including Bob Seger’s, “Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man,” and Depeche Mode’s “Personal Jesus,” – Hagar has masterfully assembled an album that delves into rock, country, pop and blues.

In addition to the 10-track standard edition album, fans will also have an opportunity to purchase a Deluxe edition of “Sammy Hagar and Friends,” packaged in a high-gloss Digipak. The Deluxe CD/DVD package includes an exclusive bonus audio track, “Space Station #5,” recorded live at the Ronnie Montrose Tribute Concert held on April 29, 2012 in San Francisco, as well as the “Making of” album documentary which includes bonus video of the first single “Knockdown Dragout,” and more.

Tracklisting: Winding Down; Not Going Down; Personal Jesus; Father Sun; Knockdown Dragout; Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man; Bad On Fords An Chevrolets; Margaritaville; All We Need Is An Island; Going Down (Live In Studio-Take 1); Space Station #5 (Live From Ronnie Montrose Tribute Concert) (Bonus Track – Deluxe Edition only)

DVD: Knockdown Dragout (videoclip) – “Making of the Album” documentary

Euro Release date: 27.09.2013

USA Release date: 24.09.2013

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(Source: Frontiers Records)

* For More Info On SAMMY HAGAR:

Facebook: Sammy Hagar (The Red Rocker)

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FRONTIERS RECORDS:

http://www.frontiers.it

http://www.frontiers.it/usstore

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LONG LIVE SAMMY HAGAR.

Stone.

BLACK STAR RIDERS – All Info For: 2013 November/December UK + Ireland Tour

Posted in classic rock, classic rock albums, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, hard rock bands, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 7, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Black Star Riders - All Hell Breaks Loose Tour - 2013 - UK - promo flyer

As reported on the Facebook of BLACK STAR RIDERS:

BLACK STAR RIDERS will be embarking on a full-scale UK and Ireland tour this November/December with Special Guests The Dead Daisies www.thedeaddaisies.com and support from Western Sand http://www.westernsand.co.uk/ on all dates except Nov 29th.

THE DEAD DAISIES formed around the nucleus of Australians Jon Stevens (Noiseworks/INXS) and David Lowy (Red Phoenix/Mink), the powerful musical collective is completed by a lineup that speaks volumes. They include Charley Drayton (The X-pensive Winos/The Cult), Richard Fortus (Guns ‘N’ Roses/Thin Lizzy), Darryl Jones (The Rolling Stones) and Dizzy Reed (Guns ‘N’ Roses).

Marco Mendoza: “We came across The Dead Daises when we were touring Australia and what a great band they are. I was lucky enough to play with them on their Aus tour with Aerosmith and again on the Uproar Tour in the US. It’s a pleasure to have them out with us in the UK!”

Ricky Warwick: “We are all looking forward to having The Dead Daisies out with us. It’s also going to be great to be on the road with Richard Fortus again.”

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WESTERN SAND are a four-piece southern hard rock revival band from Bournemouth, UK.

BLACK STAR RIDERS featuring THIN LIZZY members Ricky Warwick, Damon Johnson, Scott Gorham and Marco Mendoza together with drummer Jimmy DeGrasso (Alice Cooper / Megadeth), will be touring in support of All Hell Breaks Loose which was released in the UK via Nuclear Blast Entertainment on the 27th May 2013.

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Confirmed headline and festival appearances for BLACK STAR RIDERS in 2013 include the below.

Friday 22nd Nov O2 Academy, Bournemouth

Saturday 23rd Nov O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London

Monday 25th Nov O2 Academy, Bristol

Tuesday 26th Nov Junction, Cambridge

Wednesday 27th Nov UEA, Norwich

Friday 29th Nov Hard Rock Hell 6, Wales – FESTIVAL CO-HEADLINE

Saturday 30th Nov Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton

Sunday 1st Dec Solus/University, Cardiff

Monday 2nd Dec O2 Academy, Oxford

Tuesday 3rd Dec O2 Academy, Liverpool

Thursday 5th Dec Ironworks,Inverness

Friday 6th Dec Picturehouse, Edinburgh

Saturday 7th Dec O2 Academy, Newcastle

Sunday 8th Dec O2 Academy, Leeds

Tuesday 10th Dec The Assembly, Leamington Spa

Thursday 12th Dec Rock City, Nottingham

Friday 13th Dec Ritz, Manchester

Saturday 14th Dec Academy, Dublin, EIRE

Sunday 15th Dec Limelight, Belfast

Black Star Riders - group photo by Mattia Zoppellaro

BLACK STAR RIDERS

Tickets for headline shows are priced 22.50GBP / 25.00 GBP London (subject to booking fees) – Dublin is E25. Tickets are available on general sale through all normal outlets.

VIP Packages available for all shows – including meet and greet and special acoustic performance –via the VIP package link at: http://www.blackstarriders.com/

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BLACK STAR RIDERS are pleased to announce that Swedish rockers THE GLORIA STORY will open up on the following dates on the upcoming BSR European Tour:

Wed/Nov-06 Aarhus, Denmark – Train

Thu/Nov-07 Malmoe, Sweden – KB

Fri/Nov-08 Gotenburg, Sweden – Sticky Fingers

Sun/Nov-10 Stockholm, Sweden – Debaser Medis

Mon/Nov-11 Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller

Tue/Nov-12 Bergen, Norway – Ricks Theater

Wed/Nov-13 Stavanger, Norway – Folken

Sun/Nov-17 Copenhagen, Denmark – Amager Bio

Mon/Nov-18 Kolding, Denmark – Godset

An additional Special Guest Act will be announced shortly on these shows also.

The Gloria Story’s official website is: www.thegloriastory.com

The Gloria Story is a mashup of punk rock attitude with 70’s hard rock energy – always with a dark twist and a catchy analogue sound. Their debut album “Shades of White” instantly hit the #1 spot on Swedish rock charts upon its release in 2011. The band has also been awarded with a platinum disc for their hit single “OH NO (2010)”. On their latest effort “Born to Lose (2013)” you will find a dirtier, more bass driven and heavier sounding The Gloria Story. No ballads, no fillers, no AOR. Just catchy punk rock melodies over chewy riffing. The concept of mixing party oriented, lo-tech rock and roll with pure entertainment has made The Gloria Story into one of the most promising Swedish touringmachines in recent years. It’s all about reinventing the sounds of the 70’s, and stopping at nothing to give their audience a great show.

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* For More Info On BLACK STAR RIDERS:

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LONG LIVE BLACK STAR RIDERS.

Stone.

ALICE IN CHAINS – Premiering 2 NEW Music Videos On Their Facebook Tomorrow!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock albums, hard rock bands, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 4, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Tomorrow, September 5th, ALICE IN CHAINS will be premiering not one, but two official music videos from their latest album, The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here. Check back on the ALICE IN CHAINS Facebook here: Alice in Chains to watch the official videos for Voices and The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here.

Below, check out the teaser for the upcoming video for The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here:

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Below, check out the album sampler for The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here:

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ALICE IN CHAINS:

Jerry Cantrell – Guitar & Vocals

Sean Kinney – Drums

Mike Inez – Bass

William DuVall – Vocals

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(Source: Facebook Alice in Chains)

* For More Info On ALICE IN CHAINS:

Facebook: Alice in Chains

http://www.aliceinchains.com

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LONG LIVE ALICE IN CHAINS.

METAL BE THY NAME.

Stone.

GEMINI SYNDROME “LUX” – Debut Album Releases September 10th, Via Warner Bros. Records

Posted in alternative hard rock, alternative rock, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, hard rock bands, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on August 26, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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LUX Releasing On September 10th, Via Warner Bros. Records

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GEMINI SYNDROME – Pre-order their full-length debut album on Warner Bros Records, LUX — and see the full track listing. Get it at http://geminisyndrome.com/ and spread the word to your friends by sharing.

Click below to join the LUX pre-order Facebook event! Spread the syndrome by inviting your friends to the event and encouraging them to pre-order LUX.

SEPTEMBER 10 – LUX – PRE-ORDER NOW

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Pre-order bundles available in Gemini Syndrome’s VAULT - http://bit.ly/GSvault

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GEMINI SYNDROME:

Aaron – Vocals

Rich – Guitars

Mike – Guitars

AP – Bass

Brian – Drums

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* GEMINI SYNDROME are from Los Angeles, California.

* For More Info On GEMINI SYNDROME:

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http://www.geminisyndrome.com

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LONG LIVE GEMINI SYNDROME.

Stone.

CLUELESS RULER – Heavy Rocker’s Debut S/T EP Releases August 29th

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock albums, hard rock bands, hard rock news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 23, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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CLUELESS RULER – This Heavy Rockin’ band calls Vancouver, Canada home and are seeing their debut, S/T EP release on August 29th. You can purchase the digital download of CLUELESS RULER and instantly receive a single download of Your Time Is Up. For 6 songs, the price is a mere $5. Not too shabby, by any Rockin’ standards!

I’ve already listened to Your Time Is Up and it’s a 100% worthy Hard Rock song; a song that truly has impressed me a great deal! I look forward to hearing much more from CLUELESS RULER and will most likely blab away about these up and coming Canadian Rockers in the future! Metal be thy name.

Pre-order CLUELESS RULER here: http://cluelessruler.bandcamp.com

CLUELESS RULER:

Corey Newport – vocals

Martin Lynch – guitars & bass

CLUELESS RULER – BIO:

(As taken from their Facebook About page):

If you like your rock with a jagged edge, you’ll love Clueless Ruler!

Founded in 2013 and based out of Vancouver, Canada, Clueless Ruler features twin guitar rhythms, driving beats, throbbing bass and gritty vocals which come together in compelling songs with an edge. Clueless Ruler’s debut EP explores themes of forgiveness, disenchantment, conformity and freedom.

Influenced and inspired by Alice In Chains, System of a Down, KiLLeR DWaRfS, Ozzy (particularly Randy Rhoads era), pre-Napster Metallica, Soundgarden, Guns n’ Roses, Nazareth, Staind and Judas Priest, Clueless Ruler carves out a sound all their own.

Rock is Back.
Get. F’n. Ready!

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Recorded and mixed at the famous Warehouse Studios in Vancouver, Canada with help from Supreme Tracks in NYC (drums), the album was mixed by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Studios, Portland, Maine.

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* For More Info On CLUELESS RULER:

http://cluelessruler.bandcamp.com

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http://www.cluelessruler.com

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LONG LIVE CLUELESS RULER.

Stone.

BRAND NEW MACHINE “The Devil Made Me Do It” – A Supercharged Hard Rock Debut!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock albums, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 21, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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4.5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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BRAND NEW MACHINE – Dallas Texas is home to the revved up BRAND NEW MACHINE; and they’ve released their supercharged debut album, The Devil Made Me Do It, this past July 23rd, via Epochal Artist Records. What a celebration of Hard Rock this album is! As BRAND NEW MACHINE calls it: Straight Up American Hard Rock. NO Hard Rock, Arena Rock, 80′s Hard Rock, Sleaze Rock or Glam Rock fan out there should ignore this debut from BRAND NEW MACHINE!! This is a whiz-bang MUST of 2013!

With 11 electrifying songs that I’ve been fixated on from this debut album, Brantly Thompson will no doubt lead his band to the Hard Rockin’ promised land. Instantly memorable songs like I hear on this album just don’t fall from the sky; The Devil Made Me Do It is an album that has given the American Hard Rock scene a thrilling legitimacy once again! In other words, BRAND NEW MACHINE isn’t trying to carbon-copy the Modern-sounding status quo we’ve all been drowned in for the last several years.

Here And Gone TodayLiving For Another Day and Blackout Overdose are (just) three of many excellent songs that showcase the uncommon Hard Rockin’ ride that will no doubt make BRAND NEW MACHINE a band to know all around the planet. A BIG guitar sound experience, coupled with a non-stop POUNDING rhythm section only highlights the vigorous vocals of Brantly Thompson. WOW and WHOA!!

I honestly wish BRAND NEW MACHINE was around many years ago and had a back catalog of albums to ROCK OUT to. It’s okay though, cause I can now look forward to this band in keeping their American Hard Rockin’ magic flowing for (hopefully) many, many more years to come! Metal be thy name.

BELOW, TAKE A LISTEN TO DUST THE SKY… CRANK IT UP MUTHAS!!!

THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT – Track Listing

Here I Am

Girls Like You

Devil Made Me Do It

Dust The Sky

Here And Gone Today

Living For Another Day

Always On The Run

Blackout Overdose

Lettin’ It Roll

What Do I Gotta Do

Let Me Go

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BRAND NEW MACHINE – On: The Devil Made Me Do It

Brantly Thompson – Vocals

Kenny Sizelove – Drums

Wiley Oliver - Bass

Michael Thomas – Guitars

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* For Another Metal Odyssey Feature On BRAND NEW MACHINE, Click Below! Whoa!

BRAND NEW MACHINE “Girls Like You” Music Video – Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

The above link is for a post featured on Metal Odyssey, on August 5, 2013.

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* For More Info On BRAND NEW MACHINE:

Facebook: Brand New Machine

http://www.brandnewmachine.net

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LONG LIVE BRAND NEW MACHINE.

LONG LIVE STRAIGHT UP AMERICAN HARD ROCK.

Stone.

WOLFPAKK “Cry Wolf” – Releasing On August 30th, Via AFM Records

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock albums, hard rock bands, hard rock news, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on August 7, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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From AFM Records:

To seasoned music lovers, it was obvious and little or no surprise, that the WOLFPAKK debut album of 2011 would not be the last we would hear of the all-star project led by Mark Sweeney (ex-Crystal Ball) and Michael Voss (Mad Max, ex-Casanova). Now, two years later, WOLFPAKK returns with brand new album “Cry Wolf”, and once again many high-class musicians contribute with their very own styles and strengths, forging an album that even outshines that well-received debut.

As on “Wolfpakk” (2011), Voss and Sweeney wrote all the songs together (bar 1 cover version) and were responsible once again for production, mix and vocals.

The process of creating “Cry Wolf” held many personal highlights for the WOLFPAKK leaders, one definitely being the participation of iconic keyboard player Tony Carey, keyboard player for none other than Rainbow.

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Mark Sweeney and Michael Voss

“It was just unbelievable to have the great Tony Carey on our album”, Sweeney reflects. “The man is a legend and was part of the line-up which recorded Rainbow’s “Rising”, one of the most important albums in rock history. Now, doing a cover version of a track from this very album with Tony playing keyboards, is something very special. And the fact that he likes our cover version of “Run With The Wolf” a lot, makes us extremely proud”.

But Carey is just one of the many fantastic musicians to join the “Pakk” this time. In fact the impressive cast list reads like a veritable “who’s who” of the Hard Rock/Metal scene:

Vocals:

Amanda Somerville (Kiske/Somerville), Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear), Göran Edman (Ex-Yngwie Malmsteen), Johnny Gioeli (Axel Rudi Pell, Hardline), Doogie White (Ex-Rainbow, Michael Schenker), Tony Mills (Shy, TNT), Blaze Baley (Ex-Iron Maiden), Piet Sielck (Iron Savior), Jean-Marc Viller (Callaway)

Bass:

Mike Winkler (Session Musician)

Guitars:

Kee Marcello (Ex-Europe), Mandy Meyer (Krokus, Ex-Gotthard), Roland Grapow (Masterplan), Martin Rauber (Top4tea)

Keyboards:

Don Airey (Deep Purple), Tony Carey (Ex-Rainbow)

Drums:

Gereon Homann (Eat The Gun), Brian Tichy (Whitesnake /Ozzy), Hermann Rarebell (Ex-Scorpions), Roland Jahoda (Ex-Paradox, F.U.C.K.)

Style-wise the material of “Cry Wolf” follows pretty much the same path as the successful debut. Meaning: any fan of high-quality hard rock can look forward to an album full of catchy, powerful songs, with enough variety to remain exciting forever and a day. From up-tempo smashers such as “The Beast In Me” to beautiful ballads (“Cold Winter”), stomping mid-paced songs (“Pressure Down”) and its 10-minute, epic title track, “Cry Wolf” just delivers.

WOLFPAKK have recently filmed video clips for the songs “Dark Revelation” and “Cold Winter”, both (while very different) enthralling, And you can bet your bottom dollar, that Sweeney and Voss are already talking about and crafting ideas for future collaborations…

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* For More Info On WOLFPAKK:

Facebook: Wolfpakk

http://www.wolfpakk.net

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LONG LIVE WOLFPAKK.

LONG LIVE AFM RECORDS.

Stone.

TED NUGENT “ULTRALIVE BALLISTICROCK” – 2CD+DVD Releases This October!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Guitar, guitarists, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, Music, rock guitarists, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 7, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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From Frontiers Records:

Multi-platinum guitar icon TED NUGENT will release ULTRALIVE BALLISTICROCK, a new 2 CD+DVD release available in three formats (2CD+DVD deluxe edition digipak, DVD/Blu-Ray and digital download), on October 18 in Europe and October 22 in North America on Frontiers Records. The live footage was captured and recorded by 7 cameras in 5.1 audio mix on the “I Still Believe Tour” at Penn’s Peak on August 14, 2011.

The lineup on the album consists of the legendary-and-still-raging NUGENT on guitar and vocals, Derek St. Holmes (rhythm guitarist and the voice on Stranglehold) on guitar and vocals, Greg Smith (Rainbow) on bass and Mick Brown (Dokken) on drums. The set-list is killer (see below), packed with the songs that forever changed the face of rock, and the performances are razor-sharp and electrifying, adding up to a sonic and visual extravaganza that’s not to be missed.

Says NUGENT: “To be surrounded by such world-class passionate virtuosos is every musician’s dream and I live it every song, every concert, every night, every lick, every tsunami of soul sweat. You dogs deserve me!”

Tracklisting For The Show Here:

CD1: Free For All; Stormtroopin; Wango Tango; Just What The Doctor Ordered; Wang Dang Sweet Poontang; Need You Bad; Turn It Up; Raw Dogs & War Hogs; Dog Eat Dog. CD2: Hey Baby; Fred Bear; I Still Believe; Motorcity Madhouse; Cat Scratch Fever; Stranglehold; Great White Buffalo.

DVD (Blu-Ray): Free For All; Stormtroopin; Wango Tango; Just What The Doctor Ordered; Wang Dang Sweet Poontang; Need You Bad; Turn It Up; Raw Dogs & War Hogs; Dog Eat Dog; Hey Baby; Fred Bear; I Still Believe; Motorcity Madhouse; Cat Scratch Fever; Stranglehold; Great White Buffalo.

*First time available on an album (previously only available as a digital download)

DVD/Blu-Ray Bonus Footage:

“Spirit of the Wild”

“The Making of ULTRALIVE BALLISTICROCK”

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About Ted Nugent:

Ted Nugent has carved a permanent place in rock & roll history as the ultimate guitar-shredding showman, selling more than 40 million albums, performing more than 6,500 (!) high-octane concerts, and continuing to set attendance records at venues around the globe. Ted’s no-holds barred career spans five decades of multi-platinum hits. From the ground breaking Amboy Dukes’ hit “Journey to the Center of the Mind,” to classics like “Stranglehold” (ranked in the Top 100 Classic Rock Songs and #1 Guitar Lick), “Cat Scratch Fever,” (32nd Best Hard Rock Song of All Time) Damn Yankees’ chartbuster “High Enough,” and cult classic “Fred Bear” (the most requested song for radio airplay in Michigan & Wisconsin), Ted and his inimitable sound have been featured on VH1’s Behind the Music, A & E’s Biography and more.

Nugent was named Detroit’s Greatest Guitar Player of All Time by readers of MLive! For millions of passionate music lovers everywhere, Ted delivers the Ultimate Life Soundtrack. A Ted Nugent show is not just a performance – it’s a firebreathing celebration!

For the latest on TED NUGENT, including tour dates, visit:

Facebook: Ted Nugent

http://www.TedNugent.com

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LONG LIVE TED NUGENT.

TED NUGENT LONG DESERVES TO BE INDUCTED INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME.

Stone.

AXEL RUDI PELL – Announces 2014 European Tour

Posted in Guitar, guitarists, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, hard rock news, Heavy Metal, melodic hard rock, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 6, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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As Reported By AXEL RUDI PELL:

Here are the dates for the first and second leg of the 2014 Headlining tour. More dates / Festival appearances will be announced soon, stay tuned !

07.02. D-Hannover – Capitol

08.02. NL-Weert – De Bosuil

09.02. GB-London – The Garage

11.02. D-Nürnberg – Löwensaal

12.02. CH-Pratteln – Z7

14.02. D-Memmingen – Kaminwerk

15.02. D-Erfurt – HsD

16.02. D-Hamburg – Markthalle

18.02. D-Langen – Neue Stadthalle

19.02. D-Ludwigsburg – Rockfabrik

20.02. D-Bochum – Zeche

21.02. D-Bochum – Zeche

20.09. NL-Zoetermeer – Boerderij

21.09. D-Cologne – Essigfabrik

23.09. D-Aschaffenburg – Colos-Saal

24.09. D-Munich – Backstage

26.09. D-Vienna – Szene

27.09. CZ-Zlin – Masters Of Rock Cafe

28.09. CZ-Prague – Matrix Music Club

30.09. D-Berlin – Huxleys

01.10. D-Bremen – Aladin

03.10. D-Karlsruhe – Substage

04.10. B-Vooselaar – Biebob

05.10. D-Bochum – Zeche

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Axel Rudi Pell – Guitar

Johnny Gioeli – Vocals

Ferdy Doernberg – Keyboards

Volker Krawczak – Bass

Bobby Rondinelli – Drums

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LIVE ON FIRE – Double DVD / Double Live- CD / Triple Vinyl Releases Are Available Now! Released March, 2013, via Steamhammer.

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* For More Info On AXEL RUDI PELL:

Facebook: AXEL RUDI PELL OFFICIAL SITE

Website: http://www.axel-rudi-pell.de

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LONG LIVE AXEL RUDI PELL.

Stone.

LYNCH MOB – 1992 S/T Album Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock albums, hard rock bands, hard rock news, Heavy Metal, Music, rock albums, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 6, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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LYNCH MOB – I never owned this Lynch Mob classic, until 2 weeks ago. I went to Omega Records in downtown Dayton, Ohio and found this Lynch Mob gem sitting in the used section of “Metal” for just $2.99 (U.S.). Whoa!! No brainer time! I grabbed this self-titled Lynch Mob CD in 1 micro-second and the rest is history, baby! The CD, jewel case and liner notes are in pristine condition too! Whoa again!

Best Metal Buddy, Scott Coverdale, had texted me (back when I first moved to the Dayton area) that there was an Omega Records close by. It’s quite the indie record store and I’ll write all about it in a future post. For now, this post is dedicated to the S/T Lynch Mob album from 1992 and it’s:

Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

This sophomore album from Lynch Mob is so damn good, it’s scary. Seriously. I could NOT give this Lynch Mob classic anything less than 5 Metal fists! The guitar master and legendary George Lynch is incredible on this album (as always) and vocalist Robert Mason is freaking smokin’!! I’d go as far to say this Lynch Mob album is better than their 1990 debut: Wicked Sensation.

I absolutely love Wicked Sensation too; I especially admire the vocals of Oni Logan. However, Lynch Mob is so pumped up with psyched-out energy and Hard Rock bliss that I’ll place this album in my top 20 Hard Rock albums of all-time and not blink an eye!! Metal be thy name!! The loyal (and talented) Mick Brown is on drums and Anthony Esposito is the bassist. What a lineup this version of Lynch Mob was!

I honestly never think of fast forwarding, at any moment, when this CD is cranking into my brain. No way. The kick-ass bonus about this album is Lynch Mob performs a whiz-bang cover of Tie Your Mother Down from the ultra-iconic Queen. This Lynch Mob cover kicks absolute, 100%, mega-potent ass!! My unequivocal Metal recommendation, to ALL my Metal and Hard Rock brethren is: find this CD and buy it!! If you already own it, then… you Rock!!

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LYNCH MOB – Track Listing:

Jungle Of Love

Tangled In The Web

No Good

Dream Until Tomorrow

Cold Is The Heart

Tie Your Mother Down (Queen cover)

Heaven Is Waiting

I Want It

When Darkness Calls

The Secret

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* For More Info On LYNCH MOB:

Facebook: Lynch Mob (Official)

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LONG LIVE LYNCH MOB.

Stone.

BRAND NEW MACHINE “Girls Like You” Music Video – Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock albums, hard rock bands, hard rock news, Music, rock albums, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 5, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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BRAND NEW MACHINE are a Hard Rock band from Dallas, Texas and they have one bona-fide, super ass-kicking debut album out! The Devil Made Me Do It was released on July 23rd via Epochal Artists Records. I picked this CD up over the weekend and WHOA! I must have listened to this entire debut from Brand New Machine at least 10 times now! Yes, I recommend y’all buy it!

Below is the music video for the hit: Girls Like You. This song is on The Devil Made Me Do It. Here’s the fun part: this song is instantly memorable and Heavy Rockin’… only the ENTIRE debut from Brand New Machine is unreal!! I don’t hear one second on this CD that I don’t like!! Brand New Machine is now my brand new favorite Hard Rock band!! Metal be thy name!!

BRAND NEW MACHINE – Girls Like You Music Video Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

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BRAND NEW MACHINE:

Brantly Thompson – Vocals

Seven Antonopoulos – Drums & Vocals

Wiley IV – Bass & Vocals

Michael Thomas – Guitars & Vocals

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* For More Info On BRAND NEW MACHINE:

Facebook: Brand New Machine

http://www.brandnewmachine.net

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LONG LIVE BRAND NEW MACHINE.

LONG LIVE STRAIGHT UP AMERICAN HARD ROCK.

Stone.

KROKUS “Dirty Dynamite” – Is A Hard Rock BLAST You Just Can’t Miss!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, hard rock bands, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 4, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists! 

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KROKUS – What a primo follow-up to 2010′s studio album Hoodoo… and Dirty Dynamite is one Hard Rock blast you just can’t possibly overlook! In recent years, KROKUS have never left the building! From start to finish, Dirty Dynamite is loaded with fist-pumping, knee slapping, beer swilling, good-times Hard Rawk N’ Roll! This is an album I was praying for KROKUS to release, after such an amazing album as Hoodoo.

With Dirty Dynamite, there’s no micro-doubt in my mind that KROKUS is THE GREATEST Rock N’ Roll band to ever call Switzerland home. Hands down. Hard Rockin’ game over. When an album is this potent with psyche-you-out songs, I’m gonna blab all over creation about it and be glad I did! Dirty Dynamite was released back on March 5th of this year, in North America, via The End Records. Every Hard Rock lovin’ maniac out there MUST own Dirty Dynamite!

Guitarist Mandy Meyer returns for this 17th KROKUS studio album and the legendary Freddy Steady is not back on drums. Kosta Zafiriou fills in admirably on drums, by the way. With lineup maneuvering aside, the core of KROKUS is back on Dirty Dynamite and it’s all out-of-sight! Guitar driven, heavy bass and drums all combine with the unmistakable vocals from the legendary Marc Storace. Twelve electrified songs on this album and I’ve got KROKUS fever once again! Nobody get me no damn doctor!

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KROKUS does a stupendous job with covering the iconic Beatles timeless classic: Help! If you haven’t heard this cover song yet, trust me, it’s not what you’d expect… KROKUS have absolutely given Help! a heaping dosage of Hard Rock relevance and made it their own. It’s ostrich bump city, all over my face and arms, each time I listen to Help! covered by KROKUS. Sounds crazy? Give it a listen!! Whoa.

KROKUS has proven time and again their prominence in the world of Hard Rock; after so many decades, this legendary band deserves any and all of the accolades that are thrown their way. The vocals of Marc Storace are TOPS and these KROKUS dudes are on the top of their Hard Rockin’ game! Dirty Dynamite is 100% proof and… Metal be thy name.

Below, Turn The Volume All The Way Up For Dög Song!!!

Dirty Dynamite – Track Listing:

Hallelujah Rock N’ Roll

Go Baby Go

Rattlesnake Rumble

Dirty Dynamite

Let The Good Times Roll

Help!

Better Than Sex

Dög Song

Yellow Mary

Bailout Blues

Live Ma Life

Hardrocking Man

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Marc Storace – vocals

Chris Von Rohr – bass

Fernando Von Arb – lead guitar

Mark Kohler – rhythm guitar

Mandy Meyer – lead & rhythm guitars

GUESTS:

Kosta Zafiriou – drums

Mark Fox, Tommy Heart – vocals

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* For More Info On KROKUS:

Facebook: KROKUSonline

http://www.krokusonline.com

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THE END RECORDS:

http://www.theendrecords.com

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LONG LIVE KROKUS.

RING THAT KROKUS BELL AND TELL ALL THE POSERS TO GO TO HELL.

LONG LIVE HARD ROCK THAT KICKS YOUR ASS.

Stone.

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