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ACE FREHLEY – New Studio Album “Space Invader” Releases On June 24th, Via eOne Music

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock news, Heavy Metal, Music, rock guitarists, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on April 7, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the Ace Frehley Facebook page:

We are excited to announce the new album SPACE INVADER, Ace’s first new solo album in five years, via E1 Music on June 24th, 2014.

The album will include at least nine brand new original songs as well as a cover of Steve Miller Band’s “The Joker.”

An official statement from Ace surrounding the exciting news:

“Life on Earth has been very good to me, and the body of work I’ve created over the years has withstood the test of time. Today I see no obstacles before me and my creativity has never been more fine tuned. Growing up in an Alien world has enhanced my senses and allowed me to succeed where others would have failed. The best is yet to come!”



Special thanks to Metal Odyssey contributor Scott Coverdale.

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SAINTS OF REBELLION – Baltimore Hard Rock Band To Release Debut Album, Via HighVolMusic, In Late March 2014

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, hard rock news, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on February 17, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Baltimore, MD: HighVolMusic is pleased to announce the brand new Baltimore based hard rock band SAINTS OF REBELLION featuring vocalist Coby DeShazo, guitarist John Adams, bassist Jay Hitaffer, and drummer Ryche Green.

SAINTS OF REBELLION is ready to release their brand of ‘fusion rock’ to the world. The band completed their debut release, which combines both retro and current musical styling’s into a fusion of in-your-face rock and roll. For the past 8 months, SAINTS OF REBELLION has been in various rehearsal and recording studios from Maryland to Florida writing, preparing and refining their music.

In January 2014, SAINTS OF REBELLION entered The Recovery Room in Conway, AR with producer Ty Sims to record their debut album titled ‘New American Dream’. The title track ‘New American Dream’ is currently streaming for a limited time at this location. A future release date will be announced with a late March release expected. ‘New American Dream’ will consist of 8 tracks:

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1. New American Dream

2. Gasoline

3. Alone

4. Garden

5. Get You Some

6. Wine, Women & Song

7. Matters

8. Rise

More details on SAINTS OF REBELLION are at the bands official website

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Legacy Recordings Releasing Joe Satriani: The Complete Studio Recordings, A 15 CD Library Box Set, On Tuesday, April 22

Posted in classic rock, classic rock albums, guitarists, Hard Rock, hard rock news, Music, news, rock albums, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on February 6, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Most Comprehensive Collection Ever from World’s Top Rock Instrumental Guitarist Includes 14 Studio Albums plus New “Added Creations and Bonus Tracks” Compilation

Satriani Inks New Multi-Album Deal with Legacy for Future Recordings


February 6, 2014 – New York, NY – Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release Joe Satriani: The Complete Studio Recordings, a 15 CD library box housing the rock guitar virtuoso’s most comprehensive anthology ever, on Tuesday, April 22 (

Joe Satriani: The Complete Studio Recordings will also be available as a collectible limited edition USB drive exclusively on

One of the most influential and respected instrumental rock guitarists to emerge in the past three decades, Joe Satriani is that rare “musician’s musician” who’s crossed over into the mainstream with music sublime and complex, appealing to a wide variety of tastes.

A true master of the six-string, Satriani worked as a guitar teacher in his early career, with a number of his students—among them Steve Vai, Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Larry LaLonde, David Bryson (Counting Crows), Charlie Hunter and more—achieving their own considerable successes.

While in considerable demand as a sideman throughout his career—he’s toured with Mick Jagger, Deep Purple and many others—Satriani has pursued his own musical vision over the years through a series of instrumental rock albums (many of them Grammy nominated) which chronicle his evolution as an artist and his eloquence as a guitarist.


All 14 of Joe Satriani’s landmark studio albums, from Not of This Earth (his 1986 debut) through  Unstoppable Momentum (2013′s masterpiece), are included in the new collection alongside “Added Creations and Bonus Tracks,” a newly-curated anthology disc of rare compositions and performances falling outside the purview of Satriani’s official album canon, and Surfing with the Alien, 1987′s platinum-selling breakout.

“When the good people at Legacy approached me with the idea of a comprehensive box set featuring my studio recordings in their entirety, plus bonus tracks, all re-mastered, I answered with a resounding, ‘YES!,’” said Joe Satriani.  “The only person who could pull this all together logistically and sonically was mastering engineer John Cuniberti. John and I have recorded quite a bit of music together going way back to the early ’80′s. I’ve made more records with John engineering and co-producing than anyone else, so, who better to help me put this box set together the right way? His attention to detail has made this project exciting, illuminating and ultimately awesome sounding. “

Joe Satriani: The Complete Studio Recordings presents brand-new digital masters, overseen by Joe Satriani, with each CD packaged in a replica cardboard jacket.  The library collection is housed in a specially designed clamshell box with a booklet filled with photos and memorabilia from across the decades.

Joe Satriani: The Complete Studio Recordings is the ideal audio accompaniment to “Strange Beautiful Music: A Musical Memoir,” Satriani’s autobiography (, also coming in April.


A tireless performer who draws strength and inspiration from live shows, Satriani is consistently one of the world’s top concert draws.  He is a core member of the rock supergroup Chickenfoot (with Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony and Chad Smith) as well as founder of the highly successful G3 tours, each teaming Satriani with a pair of top-flight guitarists with shows often featuring special guest artists and other musical surprises.  A nearly annual event, G3 launched in 1996 with Steve Vai and Eric Johnson and has showcased a wide variety of axemen over the years including Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Yngwie Malmsteen, Robert Fripp, John Petrucci, Steve Morse, Neal Schon, Brian May, Billy Gibbons, Steve Lukather and many others.  Most recently, the G3 tour played South America in 2012.

Over his career, Joe Satriani has earned 15 Best Rock Instrumental Performance Grammy nominations alongside Platinum (Surfing With The Alien, Flying in a Blue Dream) and Gold (Surfing With The Alien, Flying in a Blue Dream, The Extremist, Time Machine) certifications for his solo recordings.  He also racked up Gold and Platinum certifications for the DVD Live in San Francisco and 2  G3 DVDs  G3 Live and  Live in Denver.

Satriani is extending his decades-long relationship with Sony Music, signing a new multi-album deal with Legacy for future recordings.

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Joe Satriani: The Complete Studio Recordings Includes:

1986  Not of This Earth

1987  Surfing with the Alien

1989  Flying in a Blue Dream

1992  The Extremist

1993  Time Machine

1995  Joe Satriani

1998  Crystal Planet

2000  Engines of Creation

2002  Strange Beautiful Music

2004  Is There Love in Space?

2006  Super Colossal

2008  Professor Satchafunkilus and the Musterion of Rock

2010  Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards

2013  Unstoppable Momentum

2014 Additional Creations and Bonus Tracks


Source: MAD Ink PR

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LEGACY X – Introducing New Supergroup Of Joe Lynn Turner, Carmine Appice, Jeff Watson, Tony Franklin & Alessandro Del Vecchio

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

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As reported by Alessandro Del Vecchio, Via Frontiers Records:

I’m proud to say that I’m working with these amazing musicians. We’ve written some great stuff that fans of Blue Murder and Rainbow will love. Ladies & Gentlemen please welcome Legacy X! I’ll be producing and playing keyboards. See you on the road :-)

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Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock news, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 9, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Photo credit: Danielle de Picciotto and Elizabeth Gregory
Left to right: Alexander Hacke, Duane Denison, Brian Kotzur



Dec. 9, 2013, San Francisco -  The Unsemble, a new trio from members of Tomahawk, Einstürzende Neubaten and the Silver Jews, issue their self-titled debut album on March 3 via Ipecac Recordings.

“We wanted to work on something that was typically not what we do,” Denison, explained in a 2012 interview with Rolling Stone. “Something that’s not so rock and riff-based and overdriven in that way.”

The Unsemble, a 15-song collection recorded in Denison’s adopted hometown of Nashville, meets the legendary Jesus Lizard guitar player’s hopes of a more organic feel with the band effortlessly volleying between careful compositions and improvisation. The result is an album that is experimental, clever and inclusive of numerous subgenres and cultures.

The Unsemble Track Listing:

1.    Krishna

2.    Circles

3.    Improv

4.    Act 3

5.    Chaingang

6.    Neon

7.    Improv 2

8.    Shadows

9.    Improv 3

10. Waves

11. Improv 4

12. Circles Revisited

13. Improv 5

14. Cyclone

15. Voices


(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

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Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock news, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock and roll, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on November 14, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees: Online Fan Poll

Congratulations to the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees! To learn more about the nominees, click here.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is offering fans the opportunity to officially participate in the induction selection process. The public has the opportunity to vote for the five nominees they believe to be most deserving of induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The top five artists, as selected by the public, will comprise a “fans’ ballot” that will be tallied along with the other ballots to choose the 2014 inductees, who will be announced soon.


(Source: Official KISS Facebook)

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EMPHATIC – Set October 22nd Release Date For Sophomore Album Another Life, Featuring Frontman Toryn Green (Fuel, Apocalyptica)

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, hard rock news, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 14, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Omaha-based hard rockers, Emphatic have announced an October 22nd release date for their sophomore album, Another Life, with Epochal Artists Records/Capitol Music Group. The album will be the first to feature new frontman Toryn Green, previously the singer of multi-platinum rock band FUEL and the touring vocalist for Finnish cello-rock band Apocalyptica.

Emphatic guitarist Justin McCain says, “This band has seen its share of difficult situations, and for me, I was the guy that had to decide to give up or fix what was broken. Music is in my blood so giving up isn’t an option.” He continues, “After making that decision to continue we found Toryn and he was everything I’ve ever wanted in a frontman. The record is a reflection of the trials and tribulations we went through as a band over the past couple of years.”

Produced by McCain and co-produced by Ryan Greene at Validus Recording Studios in Los Angeles, Another Life showcases Emphatic’s newfound sense of maturity and creative firepower, joining McCain’s drive with Green’s energy, as they deliver a powerful dose of groundbreaking hard rock. Now, with rejuvenated creativity, the band is firing on all cylinders with a line-up that matches the intensity of their songs. Another Life is filled with gigantic hooks, powerful melodies and is an inspiring triumph over adversity.

Emphatic are best known for their major label debut album Damage, which produced the hit single “Bounce”, shooting the album onto the Billboard Heatseekers charts at #9. The album was produced by Howard Benson (Three Days Grace, Halestorm), and featured A Perfect Circle’s Josh Freese playing drums. From there, Emphatic went on to take part in the Carnival Of Madness Tour, alongside hard rock heavyweights Theory of a Deadman, Alter Bridge, Black Stone Cherry, and Adelitas Way.


(Source: MAD Ink PR)

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CHIP DIMONICK – Fall Schedule Of Live Shows!

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

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CHIP DIMONICK – Pittsburgh Pennsylvania’s very own and Hard Rockin’ Chip DiMonick will be playing LIVE on the dates and at the venues below! Whoa! And… Metal be thy name.


Saturday Oct. 5 @ Rocktoberfest @ Iselin Ballfield in Iselin, PA w/ Fist Fight in the Parking Lot, After The Fall & More!

Saturday October 19 at Mr. Smalls in Pittsburgh, PA – ALL AGES!!!

Sunday November 10 at Pluma’s in Irwin, PA for the annual Sage’s Army Benefit – ALL AGES!!!

Saturday Nov. 23 @ Royal Place in Pittsburgh, PA w/ Homicide Black, LoveSick & More!

Friday Dec. 20 @ Hard Rock Café in Pittsburgh, PA w/ Lucky Me

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Chip DiMonick:

Chip DiMonick – Lead vocals, guitar, keyboard

Carmen “CC” Capozzi – Drums, background vocals

Joe P. – Bass, background vocals

DJ Carothers – Lead guitar


* For MORE Metal Odyssey features on Chip DiMonick:

Chip DiMonick – Reveals What Album He Cannot Live Without!

CHIP DIMONICK “The Sign Of A New Generation” – Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

The above links are for posts featured on Metal Odyssey, on November 27, 2012 and July 26, 2013.


Facebook: Chip DiMonick (Band Page)

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STRYPER – To Record Live CD/DVD At Legendary Whisky A Go Go, On November 16th!

Posted in christian heavy metal, christian rock, classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock news, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 24, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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STRYPER Will Be Recording This Concert For Their Upcoming Live CD/DVD!


STRYPER - Live At The Whisky! Stryper records their live CD/DVD at The Legendary Whisky A Go Go! Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of history as they perform classics along with all new material from the new release, “No More Hell To Pay”.

WHEN: November 16, 2013

TIME: 6:00 PM PST (6:00 PM DOORS)

WHERE: Whisky A Go Go – West Hollywood, CA




Michael Sweet – lead vocals & lead guitar

Robert Sweet – drums

Oz Fox – guitar & vocals

Timothy Gaines – bass & vocals


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STRYPER – No More Hell To Pay releases on November 5th, 2013, via Frontiers Records.


(Source: Whisky A Go Go)

* For More Info On STRYPER:

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SPIDER ROCKETS – Tour With SALIVA Begins October 2nd, In Austintown, Ohio

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

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SPIDER ROCKETS Announce New Tour Dates With SALIVA:

Oct 02 – Harley Davidson Biketown (Austintown, OH)

Oct 03 – Jonny’s Roadhouse (Aurora, IN)

Oct 04 – Beale Street Live (Indianapolis, IN)

Oct 05 – Diesel Concert Lounge (Chesterfield, MI)

Oct 06 – Centerstage Bar & Grill (Kokomo, IN)

Oct 08 – Blackstock (Knoxville, TN)

Oct 09 – Limelight (Nashville, TN)

Oct 10 – Club Inferno (Scottsboro, AL)

Oct 11 – Longbranch (Raleigh, NC)

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ALICE COOPER – New November Tour Dates Announced! “Hey Stoopid” Reissue Releasing September 23rd!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock news, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 11, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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ALICE COOPER – OFFICIAL from! New November Raise The Dead tour dates announced! Tickets and VIP Packages available at:

11/22/2013 – Reno, NV - Grand Sierra Resort and Casino

11/23/2013 – Redding, CA - Redding Civic Auditorium

11/25/2013 – Santa Rosa, CA - Wells Fargo Center for the Arts

11/26/2013 – Costa Mesa, CA - Segerstrom Center for the Arts


ALICE COOPER’s 1991 album “Hey Stoopid” will be reissued this month and will include new bonus tracks!

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Motörhead “Aftershock” – Releasing On October 21st; November/December Tour Dates Announced

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

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As reported on the Facebook of Motörhead:

Like the juggernaut you prayed would keep on crushing you, like the friend that still royally pisses off your parents and like a loyal standard of crunchy, greasy, punky, bluesy, gutsy screw-you rock’n’roll, Motörhead stride out through their 38th year brandishing more swagger and attitude then your ears could begin to comprehend.

On Oct 21st, 2013 Motörhead will deliver their 21st studio album, an enormous and prophetic Aftershock. Recorded at NRG Studios in North Hollywood,it is a true leveler, a crushing confirmation of everything Motörhead stands for, marching from the dust storm to deliver 14 belting statements which see Motörhead in perhaps their best writing form for years. There’s swagger, there’s punch, there’s speed and there’s dirty filthy grooves, Lemmy Kilmister, Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee showing clearly that Motörhead is not simply a band, it’s a genre!

That genre, more than ever, resonates with hearty independence and swashbuckle. Whether it’s “Heartbreaker” throwing hooks and riffs into your head, the double-kick concussiveness of “Paralyzed” with Campbell’s fuelled attack, or the thunderous ride-off-the-Rickenbacker Motörcharge of “Going To Mexico”, Aftershock takes gleeful twists and turns which re-announce the Motörlegend. There’s the smokey biker bar blues in the shape of “Dust And Glass”, Lemmy’s late-night vocals evoking last-call and melancholy, the pogo-powered punk-spiked stab of “Queen Of The Damned” and the deliciously steamy, humid mournful “Lost Woman Blues” which midway through decides to kick over the stool and stomp out the saloon door.

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“Steal it if you must, buy it if you can!” says Lemmy, who’s pride in the album is so immense that guests to his home and dressing room in the last couple of months have been treated to extremely loud airings of the rough mixes, while Phil Campbell adds, “I really think the variation on the album shows that we’ve dug deep and produced some of our best work for a long time.”

“It is,” says Mikkey Dee, “a really, really strong Motörhead album, one that really does define everything this band stands for.”

He’s not wrong. Because Motörhead are Motörhead are Motörhead…and their Aftershock will be felt worldwide…


Classic Rock, UK presents Motörhead’s ‘Aftershock’ as a limited edition fanpack which features the new album in full plus a 132 page magazine that forms the ‘ultimate sleevenotes’ to the new album, with extensive and exclusive interviews with Lemmy Kilmister, Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee.

Inside is everything you need to know about ‘Aftershock’ and the world of Motorhead in 2013: the making of the album, new features covering all eras of the band’s career from 1975-2013, and tons of unseen pics. Plus a giant Motorhead poster and exclusive car sticker. The fanpack edition will be on sale 21 October 2013 and is available to pre-order now from:

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Aftershock – Track Listing:


Coup de Grace

Lost Woman Blues

End Of Time

Do You Believe

Death Machine

Dust And Glass

Going To Mexico

Silence When You Speak To Me

Crying Shame

Queen Of The Damned


Keep Your Powder Dry




10th Oct D2C (direct to consumer package) – available at

18th Oct in Germany

21st Oct in Europe

21st Oct in the UK “CLASSIC ROCK FAN PACKAGE” magazine edition exclusive for UK

22nd Oct in the USA

25th Nov in the UK official RETAIL VERSION

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CD album Digipack / CD album Jewel case / Double LP // Gatefold sleeve /DIGITAL album /D2C version (exclusive Direct to Consumer package) via / USA Best Buy exclusive version, CD album plus bonus DVD / USA Transworld CD album plus bonus content / Digital iTunes version

Motörhead Tour Dates:

11/07/2013 CH Zurich Club Hallenstadion

11/09/2013 FR Paris Zenith

11/11/2013 BE Deinze Brielpoort

11/13/2013 UK Nottingham Royal Concert Hall

11/14/2013 UK Newcastle City Hall

11/16/2013 UK London Brixton Academy

11/17/2013 UK London Brixton Academy

11/19/2013 UK Wolverhampton Civic Hall

11/20/2013 UK Manchester Apollo

11/22/2013 UK Glasgow Academy

11/26/2013 DE Berlin Velodrom

11/27/2013 DE Frankfurt Jahrhunderthalle

11/29/2013 DE Stuttgart Schleyerhalle

11/30/2013 DE Munich Zenith

12/02/2013 DE Dusseldorf MEH

12/03/2013 DE Hamburg Sporthalle

12/06/2013 DK Horsens Forum Horsens

12/08/2013 NO Oslo Sentrum Scene

12/10/2013 FI Helsinki Hartwall Arena

12/12/2013 SE Linkoping Cloetta Center


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Long Live Motörhead.



Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, rock videos with tags , , , , , on August 27, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Aug. 27, 2013, Philadelphia – Baroness has unveiled a live video for March To The Sea via Vevo (, which was filmed at the Union Transfer in singer/guitar player John Baizley’s adopted hometown of Philadelphia.

The four-minute clip, which opens with the enthusiastic crowd chanting “welcome back” to the obviously emotional band, highlights Baroness’ first live performance following the well-documented accident that left the band members severely injured.

Baroness has been on the road steadily since May, having performed at several festivals including Bonnaroo, Orion Music + More, Lollapalooza and most recently FYF Fest. Entertainment Weekly described the band’s Lollapalooza performance as “a volcanic eruption of thick riffs, spry solos, and wicked vocal bellows” while Rolling Stone’s FYF Fest review highlighted Baroness’ “feats of stunning metal artistry.” The band wraps up their North American tour dates on Sept. 6 at KISW’s Pain in the Grass before heading to Europe in late September as well as trekking to Australia in February for the Soundwave Festival.



Purchase the new Baroness album, Yellow & Green, here:


* (Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

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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:


Corey Newport – vocals

Martin Lynch – guitars & bass


(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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LITA FORD – Forthcoming LIVE Album “The Bitch Is Back… Live” News!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock albums, Hard Rock, hard rock news, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 11, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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As announced by Steamhammer:

The Bitch is Back…..Live!

New live album coming in October…stay tuned for more infos!

And… as stated by Lita Ford, recently on her Facebook page: 

“The new LITA FORD LIVE Is high energy! I rocked the mastered copy on my new Dr. Dre’s while stuck in Friday afternoon rush hour! Due out in the world the week of September 22nd through the 28th! It’s called THE BITCH IS BACK …..LIVE! Look for it.”


* For More Info On LITA FORD:

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STRYPER “Second Coming” – STRYPER Revisits Their Classics; A Legendary Compilation

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock news, Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on August 10, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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STRYPER – Being a lifelong fan of STRYPER, I found it exciting news that this legendary Christian Heavy Metal band was going to release an album of re-recorded hits; with two new studio tracks. I’m even more excited now that I’ve had this entire Summer to enjoy Second Coming (Frontiers Records). This album makes for a definitive collection of STRYPER classics. These are the songs that STRYPER chose to re-record and they have given powerful new life to each one of them!

Don’t get me wrong, I’ll always revere the original songs that are represented as re-recordings on Second Coming. Besides, I’ve always found it (gasp) fun when a famous band decides to do a cover song album. With STRYPER covering their own classics, it really doesn’t get any better than this for fans waiting on their forthcoming studio album of original material: No More Hell To Pay (Frontiers Records – On November 5th).

Michael Sweet (guitarist, vocalist) has never sounded better on vocals, on Second Coming. Cliche? Nope. It’s truth for me. Collectively, this album of sixteen songs couldn’t sound any better unless there were thirty-two songs! Guitarist Oz Fox, drummer Robert Sweet and bassist Timothy Gaines all shine once again. Cliche? Nope. It’s reality for me.

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The two new studio tracks, Bleeding From Inside Out and Blackened are Heavy Metal gems! If this is the direction STRYPER is going with No More Hell To Pay, then I’m chopping at the bit for November 5th to come! Both of these new and heavy songs signify loud and clear, to me, that STRYPER are proud leaders of Christian Heavy Metal and have so much more to give to their fans!

I now look upon Second Coming as a victorious moment in the illustrious career of STRYPER. Why? This is a band that has survived and thrived, since 1983; overcoming the same hurdles, setbacks, trends and record industry gaffes that any other band from their era has endured. Nevertheless, the strong survive and STRYPER has stood the test of time and persevered, through their quality discography and sensational live concerts.

Second Coming, to me, serves as a powerful musical testament from STRYPER that they have been here all along, are here now and are looking to the future as well. An inspiring, influential and faith-filled Heavy Metal band that has spanned four decades and stuck to their principles. You can’t get any more truer than that; therefore, my sincere admiration for STRYPER is obvious and I’ve (historically) never held that back, here on Metal Odyssey. Metal be thy name.

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SECOND COMING – Track Listing:

Loud N’ Clear

Loving You

Soldiers Under Command

Makes Me Wanna Sing

First Love

The Rock That Makes Me Roll

Reach Out


To Hell With The Devil

Calling On You


The Way

Sing Along Song

More Than A Man

Bleeding From Inside Out (New)

Blackened (New)

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Posted in classic rock, guitarists, Hard Rock, hard rock news, jazz, Music, rock music, rock music news, world music with tags , , , , , , on August 9, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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(Los Angeles, CA) There is no rest for the Def Leppard lead guitarist, PHIL COLLEN, as he will join the internationally acclaimed Koto Artist YUKIKO MATSUYAMA at a special concert August 17th at 7:30 pm in the University of La Verne’s Morgan Auditorium.

COLLEN, a cross-cultural entity himself, is proud to perform alongside internationally acclaimed Koto artist, Yukiko Matsuyama, who blends world, jazz, new age and pop music on the Koto, a 13-stringed, 7th-century Japanese instrument. Add to the line-up a few special friends – legendary drummer James Gadson, sizzling saxophonist Greg Vail, and djembe drum master Steve Biondo – and you have the “World Music, Rhythm-and-Blues and A Little Funk” concert!

“When I was asked to perform with James Gadson,” COLLEN explains, “I felt like I already knew him due to the amount of times I’ve watched Bill Withers’ performances. It’s a pleasure to just have the opportunity to groove with him. I look forward to blending what I do with James’ great drums and the virtuoso Koto playing of Yukiko Matsuyama.”

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In Def Leppard news, this fall, fans can look forward to “VIVA! Hysteria – Live at the Joint, Las Vegas,” a live album and film scheduled for release on October 22nd. The film will also play during a special theater engagement on October 2 and 8 (visit for a list of theaters).

Tickets for the “World Music…” show are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Advance tickets may be purchased at


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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:


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)


Mike Winkler (Session Musician)


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


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


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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STRYPER “No More Hell To Pay” – Releasing This November Via Frontiers Records

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

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Iconic Christian Rockers Stryper’s New Studio Album “No More Hell to Pay” Is Due Out In November On Frontiers Records


Frontiers Records is proud to announce the release of iconic Christian rockers Stryper’s new studio album, NO MORE HELL TO PAY; the offering has been confirmed for a November 1st release in Europe and November 5th in North America and will be available in two formats – standard CD and deluxe digipak featuring exclusive video content.

Produced by frontman/guitarist Michael Sweet himself, the set features some of Stryper’s strongest and heaviest material ever. Check out below a special video message from Michael Sweet:

Sweet also commented: “NO MORE HELL TO PAY marks our 30 year anniversary and what a journey it has been! It’s our eleventh studio release since our first album in 1984 (THE YELLOW & THE BLACK ATTACK) and it’s quite possibly our best record to date. Why? It’s everything you might expect from a Stryper record – high octane vocals, layered vocal harmonies, guitar solos galore, driving drums and bass and an energy that hasn’t been achieved since our glory days. The message is equally as powerful as it offers hope and inspiration to anyone listening. If you’re a Stryper fan, it’ll make you proud to be one. If you’re not, listen with caution as you may actually become one. We’ve been waving the striped flag for 30 years and we’re proud to say that it’s an honor to still be making music with you and for you. The best is yet to come and it’s coming November 5th!”

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(Photo credit: Mark Weiss/editing: Tina Enos)

Photo L to R: Michael Sweet, Robert Sweet, Oz Fox, Tim Gaines

Stryper is one of the top Christian rock bands of all time. Comprised of the original line-up of Michael Sweet (vocals/guitar), Oz Fox (guitar), Tim Gaines (bass), and Robert Sweet (drums), Stryper has been rocking since 1984, and is responsible for such ’80s metal classic albums as SOLDIERS UNDER COMMAND, TO HELL WITH THE DEVIL, IN GOD WE TRUST and such MTV hit singles/videos as “Calling on You,” “Free,” and “Honestly.”

After a sabbatical for much of the 1990′s, Stryper returned strong in the early 21st century. To date, the band has sold upwards of 8 million records worldwide and are a Dove Award-winner and Grammy nominee. Stryper is the first band to have two songs in MTV’s Top 10 simultaneously.

See below for the confirmed track listing for NO MORE HELL TO PAY. Stryper is currently playing select tour dates around the nation as a warm-up for an upcoming extensive tour around the release of NO MORE HELL TO PAY. Please see below for remaining tour dates.

NO MORE HELL TO PAY - Track Listing: Revelation; No More Hell To Pay; Saved By Love; Jesus Is Just Alright; The One; Legacy; Marching Into Battle; Te Amo; Sticks & Stones; Water Into Wine; Sympathy; Renewed.

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Stryper Tour Dates:


9 Bolingbrook, IL Tailgaters Sports Bar & Grill

10 West Allis, WI Wisconsin State Fair

13 San Juan Capistrano, CA The Coach House*

14 West Hollywood, CA The Whiskey A Go Go*

16 Henderson, NV Club Madrid at Sunset Station Hotel & Casino*

30 Wendover, NV Peppermill Casino

*Michael Sweet and Oz Fox acoustic set


(Source: Frontiers Records)

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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


Axel Rudi Pell – Guitar

Johnny Gioeli – Vocals

Ferdy Doernberg – Keyboards

Volker Krawczak – Bass

Bobby Rondinelli – Drums


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

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