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KHAØS – “After The Silence” New Single And Official Music Video Are: Stone’s METAL Picks Of The Day!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on August 18, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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After their critically acclaimed debut EP ‘Rising’ appeared in late 2012, Khaøs have released a brand new single entitled ‘After The Silence’. This new single from Khaøs lyrically mirrors the despair of our world today, with some of the catchiest and memorable Hard Rock that I yearn for. ‘After The Silence’ has instantly glued itself to my brain tissue. Seriously, it did. Vocalist Chandler Mogel is a star, while this entire band should take several bows and realize they have the musical skills to go very, very far with their music. Metal be thy name. – Stone

Hard Rock, 80’s Arena and Classic Rock fans should enjoy Khaøs and their sound. Metal fans that dig Joe Lynn Turner, Michael Schenker Group and Hardline are in for a treat. Take a look and listen below! Whoa!

Above music video was directed by the talented Swiss director Can Isik (Beauty of Gemina). The video was shot in a burnt down factory area in Arbon Switzerland.

KHAØS – Studio Lineup:

Chandler Mogel – vocals

Mark Rossi – guitar

Nic Angileri – bass

Trevor Franklin – drums

States the band:

“’After The Silence’ is the anthemic track that kicks off the album. It’s about finding one’s self in a war-torn world and bonding together with like-minded people in order to start a peaceful revolution. We face a lot of difficulties throughout our daily lives and in a world where that seems to be the norm, sometimes the only thing we seem to have is ourselves and what we know.”

Khaos - After The Silence - promo single  cover - 2014

‘After The Silence’ was released on July 14th, 2014 and is the first single from the forthcoming full-length album ‘Risen’. The single is digitally available worldwide on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and on all other digital platforms.

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* For more info on KHAØS:

Facebook: Khaøs

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE KHAØS.

LONG LIVE HARD ROCK.

Stone.

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Scion Audio Visual Present RED FANG “The Meadows” Video

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on August 12, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Red Fang - The Meadows - music video promo pic - 2014

Red Fang have a new music video for The Meadows from their recently released EP, Scion A/V Presents Red Fang (http://www.scionav.com/2014/05/06/red-fang-meadows-shadows-download/). The glutinous clip finds the hairy and hilarious metal band putting on their fancy clothes and putting away a herculean amount of food in a super slow motion.

Red Fang released Whales and Leeches in October 2014, with the eleven-song album quickly becoming the band’s best-selling and most critically acclaimed release to date.  Alternative Press described the album as “bigger, bolder, heavier, catchier and even more savagely fun,” Stereogum said the release “takes flight and soars,” while Magnet Magazine said Whales and Leeches “is a monumental success – a clear line from Red Fang’s earliest recordings to it latest.”

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

* For more info on RED FANG:

Website: http://redfang.net/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE RED FANG.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

SAINTS OF REBELLION – Names New Drummer

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on August 11, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Baltimore, MD: Saints of Rebellion names Anthony Hitaffer new Drummer.

Saints of Rebellion is excited to introduce the newest member to the band, Anthony Hitaffer. Hitaffer will replace original Saints of Rebellion drummer Ryche Green, who announced his departure from the band in July.

Anthony Hitaffer has performed across the Mid-Atlantic region as the drummer of Baltimore based power-trio Wasabi. Hitaffer cut his teeth as direct support for touring national acts such as The Misfits, Faster Pussycat, Adler’s Appetite, Sponge and Charm City Devils. Wasabi has also performed in several Maryland area festivals, including the inaugural Mid-Atlantic Rock Review Festival, the American Legion Armed Forces Day, Rock Harvest, the Baltimore Art Festival and Phoenix Festival. In December 2012, Wasabi played to a completely sold-out house opening for KIX at their annual Kix-Mas concert at Rams Head Live.

Anthony Hitaffer will be joining his brother, Saints of Rebellion bassist/keyboardist Jay Hitaffer. Together they form a synergetic rhythm section that will serve as the powerful driving force behind the band. “I am thrilled by this decision,” says Jay. “I’ve been playing on stage with Anthony for almost his entire life. Having Anthony on board as SOR’s drummer is a dream come true for me! He’s one of the best drummers I’ve ever worked with. His style and ability will make a huge impact on the colossal bottom end we need to complete our rhythm section. I mean, he’s my brother! You can’t get much tighter than that!”

“I am honored to be playing with SOR,” says Anthony. “I love these songs. I was in the rehearsal space when these songs were coming together, so I’ve been a huge SOR fan since the very beginning. I would like to extend my deepest thanks to the band and HighVolMusic for this opportunity. Music is my passion, and I am eager to be on tour playing music for audiences all over the country!”

Saints of Rebellion will be on tour promoting their recent album release, “New American Dream” this summer and fall.

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* For more info on SAINTS OF REBELLION:

http://www.saintsofrebellion.com

Source:

HighVolMusic - banner logo - #1 - 2013

http://www.highvolmusic.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SAINTS OF REBELLION.

LONG LIVE HARD ROCK.

Stone.

Motörhead’s MotörBoat – Win A Trip For 2! Sailing September 22nd – 26th!

Posted in classic rock, cruises, Hard Rock, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 6, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Per the Official Motörhead Facebook:

Motörhead Fans!! We’re sailing the high seas alongside ANTHRAX, MEGADETH and MORE! JOIN US for #TheLoudestBoatInTheWorld. It’ll be the experience of a lifetime.

Sailing September 22-26, 2014, on the spectacular Carnival Cruise Lines Ecstasy from Miami to Key West and Cozumel, Mexico, we’ll have dozens of amazing concerts, artist meet and greets, Q&A sessions, wet and wild parties, crazy theme nights and a ship-ton of other fun stuff!

Enter to win a trip for two, courtesy of THE AV CLUB and Motörhead’s MotörBoat

For contest rules and entry: http://avc.lu/UJJAge

If you’re not feeling so lucky: http://bit.ly/mb14booknow

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* For more info:

http://www.motorheadcruise.com

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Long Live Motörhead.

Long Live Rock ‘N Roll.

Stone.

KISS “Reason To Live” – 1987 Music Video Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news, rock music videos with tags , , , , , on August 6, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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What has inspired me to choose this 1987 music video from the iconic KISS for Stone’s Metal Pick Of The Day, are the lyrics. If you can get past the cheese and sugar-free cola imagery of the video itself, the message is simple: Everybody’s got a reason to live. Too many innocent people are dying in our world today due to wars, gang violence, unrest and hostility. Crippled, sickly children and adults are struggling everyday to live; while their waking up the next day is a personal victory. Homeless people have tales to tell; if only anyone would listen. Ebola is on the loose in Western Africa, with no validated medical cure at hand.

Too much (irrational) emphasis is put on a person’s value to society or their family; based on how high their salary is. Skin color or one’s religious loyalty (or lack thereof) can ignite unspeakable hate crimes and racism. Immigrant has become a four-letter word? Heroine is taking the lives of people around-the-clock. Community food pantries struggle to stay stocked.

Plus, if you factor in the Oregon wife and mother of two toddlers, Jennifer Huston, who went missing on July 24th (later to be found yesterday) twenty-five miles from her home, deceased and outside of her vehicle on a remote dirt road, the meaning and value of life becomes more profound. No one has all the answers to the suffering, still, as a global community, humanity needs to obliterate insanity.

I am not preaching, just stating the facts and venting about what is reality in our world today. Please don’t get depressed from all of this; instead LIVE each day and tell those you love… that you love them. Help a stranger; that same stranger may help you someday. Don’t think about donating to or volunteering for a reputable cause… DO IT!!

What is grand about this video is we can all witness the late and great Eric Carr playing the drums. Now that’s NOT cheese or sugar-free cola at all. I hope you can take in the lyrics and enjoy this music video. Metal be thy name. – Stone

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Reason To Live was written by Paul Stanley and Desmond Child.

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LONG LIVE KISS.

CHERISH LIFE.

Stone.

Some Metal and Rock ‘N Roll Thoughts – Sunday July 27th, 2014

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on July 27, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

KIX - Rock Your Face Off - promo cover pic - 2014

It is Sunday, July 27th, 2014 and after 11:00 pm EST as I write this post. Other than wishing the team members on the Animal Planet reality series Finding Bigfoot would at last find this damn creature, wishing for world peace is probably just as moot. What isn’t uncertain are two forthcoming Hard Rock albums that I’m gonna scrape up some spare change to purchase: KIX – Rock Your Face Off and SKID ROW – Rise Of The Damnation Army/United World Rebellion Chapter Two.

Rock ‘N Roll was, is and will forever be a perfect antidote for dispelling the crappy feelings I get when reading the world AND local news! Metal be thy name, isn’t it true for you!? I truly feel it is GRAND that SKID ROW and KIX are both releasing new studio material on the same day in the USA: August 5th! This will be the second in a series of EP studio releases from SKID ROW, with KIX releasing their first studio album since 1995’s Show Business. However, KIX has been a staple and favorite on the live Hard Rock scene for many a year; their 2012 Live In Baltimore release via Frontiers Records is proof positive of this!

Both bands are legendary for sure. I am just psyched-out that SKID ROW and KIX exist in 2014, while giving their fans and the Hard Rock scene something to really look forward to once again. SKID ROW. KIX. Real Deal Hard Rock. Metal be thy name. – Stone.

Skid Row - Rise Of The Damnation Army - promo flyer - 2014

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* For more info on KIX and SKID ROW:

http://skidrow.com

http://www.twitter.com/Officialskidrow

http://www.kixband.com

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LONG LIVE KIX.

LONG LIVE SKID ROW.

LONG LIVE HARD ROCK.

Stone.

TED NUGENT – Hard Rock Legend Pauses To Thank God, Family, Country And Work

Posted in classic rock, classic rock news, Hard Rock, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 27, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Ted Nugent - Shut Up And Jam - promo cover pic - 2014

As posted on the timeline of the Ted Nugent Facebook, this July 27th:

THE ENERGY is truly miraculous but it is not a mystery where it all comes from. Clean & sober for 66 years fueling the sacred temple with pure American venison forever helps immensely, but it is the spiritual rocketfuel of God, family, country and work that fans the fiery flames of my American Dream. Those that hate me hate all those perfect things. Truly phenomenal. SHUTUP&JAM! 2014 tour is another dream come true because of the unbridled positive spirit, goodwill & overall decency of the good people who support my self-evident truth crusade to take back America from the evil obamagang hellbent on our destruction. ROCKON America! ROCKON!! I SMELL FALL!!!

Ted Nugent - For President - promo sticker image

* For more info on TED NUGENT:

Facebook: Ted Nugent

Website: http://www.TedNugent.com

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LONG LIVE TED NUGENT.

GOD BLESS AMERICA.

TED NUGENT MUST BE INDUCTED INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME… IT’S BEEN FAR TOO LONG.

Stone.

PINK VELVET KRUSH To Support DANGER DANGER

Posted in Hair Metal, Hard Rock, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 25, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Pink Velvet Krush is pleased to announce that they will be supporting Danger Danger on Saturday August 30th at Revolution in Amityville, NY. Danger Danger will be performing a 25th Anniversary Reunion Show featuring Ted Poley, Andy Timmons, Steve West, Bruno Ravel, and Kasey Smith. This show is the only U.S. show to feature the original band. Tickets are $20 and available at this location.

August 30th will mark the debut performance for Pink Velvet Krush who recently announced their formation featuring former Bulletboys, Britny Fox, Steelheart and Vaudeville members.

 

Danger Danger - Pink Velvet Krush - promo concert flyer - 2014

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* For more info on Pink Velvet Krush:

Facebook: Pink Velvet Krush

Source:

HighVolMusic - banner logo - #1 - 2013

http://www.highvolmusic.com

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LONG LIVE PINK VELVET KRUSH.

LONG LIVE DANGER DANGER.

LONG LIVE ROCK AND ROLL.

Stone.

THE KOUNCIL – Offering A FREE MP3 Download Now! Metal/Hard Rock From Pennsylvania!

Posted in Hard Rock, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 22, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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THE KOUNCIL are a Metal/Hard Rock band originating from Allentown (Eastern) Pennsylvania. Fronted by Alex Kristof on vocals (Sinister Realm), these talented musicians make up a supergroup that are currently writing original songs and have captured some potent Heavy Rockin’ chemistry! The Kouncil are currently offering a free download now, on their Facebook page:

Go grab yourself The Gold Room Free Download by clicking the link below! Take Stone’s advice, it ROCKS! Whoa! 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/THE-KOUNCIL/292657554218653?sk=app_6452028673

Alex Kristof ~ Vocals (SINISTER REALM)

Vern Parsons ~ Bass (HOWE II)

John Lamana ~ Guitar (ATOM WEST)

Matt Verderosa ~ Drums (THIS WAY TO EGRESS, VOLTAIRE)

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Listen to other songs from The Kouncil by using this link:

https://soundcloud.com/the-council-usa

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The Kouncil’s first show is on August 23rd, 2014! 

The Kouncil - Promo Concert Banner - August 8 - 2014

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* For more info on THE KOUNCIL:

Facebook: THE KOUNCIL

Twitter: https://twitter.com/THEFmracket

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LONG LIVE THE KOUNCIL.

LONG LIVE PENNSYLVANIA.

LONG LIVE HEAVY ROCK.

Stone.

PHIL RUDD “Repo Man” (Official Lyric Video) – Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 21, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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PHIL RUDD – The very legendary Phil Rudd, drummer for the iconic AC/DC, will be seeing his first solo album, Head Job, releasing on August 29th, 2014, via Universal Music Australia. I cannot help myself digging-to-the-max, the first single from Head Job: Repo Man. With a healthy dose of AC/DC styled Rock ‘N Roll, Repo Man is a straight-up Rockin’ song that makes me feel damn good! That is why the Repo Man (Official Lyric Video) is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day! – Stone

CRANK UP SOME REPO MAN, YOU MUTHAS!!

From the About column of Phil Rudd’s Facebook:

Citing influences ranging from Ringo Starr and Free/Bad Company’s Simon Kirk, to Mountain’s Leslie West and bandmates Malcolm & Angus Young, these songs and lyrics are all very special to Rudd and when talking about the release of this album which has had such a long gestation, he said: “I’m very happy for it to finally make its way out there and for people to hear it!”.

The songs were penned primarily by Rudd with the assistance of Allan Badger and Geoffrey Martin – musicians Phil met on the local scene, which he says “turned out to be a great musical partnership”. ‘Badge’ & Martin also perform vocals, guitars & bass on the album, with Rudd sitting in the producer’s seat. The tracks came together over a period of time recorded at several locations including the studio that Rudd built himself not far from his restaurant “Phil’s Place” in Tauranga, New Zealand.

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PHIL RUDD

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Photo Credits: Phil Rudd Facebook

*For more info on PHIL RUDD:

Facebook: Phil Rudd

http://www.YouTube.com/PhilRuddTV

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LONG LIVE PHIL RUDD.

LONG LIVE ROCK AND ROLL.

Stone.

HighVolMusic Announces Pink Velvet Krush

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on July 21, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Baltimore, MD: Pink Velvet Krush, the new group formed by musicians with a notable past. The band is made up of drummer Ryche Green (x-Bulletboys, x-Saints of Rebellion), guitarist Greg Polcari (x-Britny Fox, x-Steelheart), vocalist Doug Savage (x-Vaudeville), guitarist Sean Quidgeon (x-Dust N’ Bones) and bassist Steve Rivera (x-Surrender).

Pink Velvet Krush is currently writing new material and will begin recording the yet to be titled debut in August at Tropic Digital in Long Island, NY. Pink Velvet Krush is set to begin rehearsals for a string of dates also scheduled in August which will mark their inaugural performance. The band will perform their new originals as well as pepper in a few songs from their respective past.

Pink Velvet Krush recently launched their Facebook page at this location.

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Source:

HighVolMusic - banner logo - #1 - 2013

http://www.highvolmusic.com

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LONG LIVE PINK VELVET KRUSH.

LONG LIVE HARD ROCK.

Stone.

RAT PAK RECORDS SET TO RELEASE “ONE FOR THE ROAD” THE DEBUT CD FROM CINDERELLA GUITARIST JEFF LABAR!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock news, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 21, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Jeff Labar - One For The Road - promo flyer - 2014

Cinderella guitarist Jeff LaBar’s “One For The Road” was recorded in Nashville, Tennessee with long-time friend and noted engineer Ronnie Honeycutt, and mixed & mastered by Chris “The Wizard” Collier (KXM/Lynch Mob/Lita Ford). Jeff’s first solo release entitled “One For The Road” highlights both his songwriting and guitar playing abilities. It is also the first of two, seven song offerings of classic, Hard Rock style material that will be released via Rat Pak Records.

About the album Jeff states: “This record is written about parts of my life since the hay-days of Cinderella… and there is a lot more where that came from!” The song “No Strings” features Tesla’s Troy Luccketta on drums and was mixed by Cinderella drummer Fred Coury. The song “Ode To Page” is Jeff’s acoustic tribute to Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page. Featured tracks include: “No Strings”, “Asking For A Beating”, “Muse”, “Hello Or Goodbye”, “Ode To Page”, “Nightmare on My Street” and “One For The Road”.

Tracks on the CD range from classic, early Cinderella-style Hard Rock, to groove-laden blues rock and really captures the magic and spirit of the genre that Jeff helped create! Official release date is set for August 26,2014.

PRE-ORDER NOW AT: WWW.RATPAKRECORDS.COM/JEFFLABAR 

JEFF LABAR “NO STRINGS” OFFICIAL VIDEO

Jeff Labar - Ultimate Fan Bundle - promo ad flyer - 2014

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Source:

Rat Pak Records - logo - 2013

http://www.ratpakrecords.com

Facebook: Rat Pak Records

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LONG LIVE JEFF LABAR.

LONG LIVE HARD ROCK.

LONG LIVE RAT PAK RECORDS.

Stone.

JEFF BECK & ZZ TOP SET TO EMBARK ON NATIONAL TOUR

Posted in classic rock, guitarists, Hard Rock, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on July 18, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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(Photo Credit: Ross Halfin)

Guitarist Prodigy Tyler Bryant To Open All Dates

(Los Angeles, CA) As announced, this August will see long time music legends, and mutual admirers, Jeff Beck and ZZ Top tour together for the first time ever.  The tour launches in Missoula, MT on August 8 and will run for five weeks with stops in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Denver, Detroit, Dallas, Boston and NYC (full itinerary below).

Accompanying Jeff on the road will be Jimmy Hall on Vocals, Rhonda Smith on bass, Jonathan Joseph on drums and Nicolas Meier on guitar.  Hall, lead singer for the Southern rock group, Wet Willie, previously joined Beck in 1985 singing lead vocals on Beck’s album, Flash and was nominated for a Grammy award for the performance.

Also, just announced, is the special opening act on this fantastic double bill, 21-year-old Texas guitar prodigy, Tyler Bryant, who has previously opened for Jeff Beck, Aerosmith, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Joe Bonamassa, BB King, Heart and Vince Gill among many others.  Bryant will appear on all dates except as noted below.

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Formatted with musical synergy in mind, stops along the touring route will offer fans full Jeff Beck and ZZ Top sets, with a finale that joins the English fret master with the Texas rockers each night of the tour.  ZZ Top is touring in support of two new releases this summer including The Very Baddest of ZZ Top, a new compilation from Warner Bros. and Live At Montreux 2013 on DVD and Blu-ray from Eagle Rock Entertainment.

Although groundbreaking with the headliners, this tour is not the first live collaboration between the two camps. Gibbons joined Jeff Beck and his band on stage at the 25th anniversary celebration of the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2009 at New York’s Madison Square Garden, where they performed The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s “Foxey Lady” and ZZ Top’s hit “Rough Boy” together. The following year Jeff Beck joined ZZ Top in Lucca, Italy for an extended rendition of the band’s signature piece “La Grange.” Remarkably, however, this marks the first time Jeff Beck and ZZ Top are doing any sort of extensive touring together.

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ZZ Top with Jeff Beck Tour Itinerary:

Jeff Beck - ZZ Top - Tour Itinerary - 2014

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Source: MAD Ink PR

www.madinkpr.com

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LONG LIVE JEFF BECK.

LONG LIVE ZZ TOP. 

Stone.

THE CULT “Sonic Temple” – 1989 Album Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 17, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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THE CULT – I was first introduced to the music of The Cult from Best Metal Buddy Scott Coverdale, back in our college days. The first album (actually cassette) that Coverdale had me listen to from The Cult was 1987’s Electric. That album’s title pretty much sums up how The Cult always came across to me with their Heavy Rock: Electric.

1989 seemed to be the transition year for every Heavy Metal band out there. Grunge was coming in like a stampede and the rest was history. However, The Cult made a HUGE statement with their fourth album Sonic Temple. Two hit songs, Fire Woman and Sweet Soul Sister made it to Headbangers Ball on MTV, with a damn good rotation at that. It definitely was solidified, through Sonic Temple, that Electric was no fluke and The Cult were no longer a Gothic Rock band; even though Gothic Rock was still swirling about the underground with pride and bushels of fans, in 1989.

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I believe Sonic Temple was the breakthrough album for The Cult. The one-two punch of Electric and Sonic Temple took The Cult to an Arena level; there’s just no disputing that. For my ears, the vocals of Ian Astbury have always been powerful and on Sonic Temple there’s no exception. When great guitarists names are mentioned or written about, I seldom hear or see Billy Duffy’s name. I’ll be honest with you, Billy Duffy has always been a top contender and he’s a thrill to listen to on Sonic Temple! Plus… that’s Billy Duffy pictured on the Sonic Temple album cover (above). Ian Astbury is also pictured on the album cover’s foreground.

As a songwriting team, Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy are nothing short of remarkable, in my Metal opinion. Sonic Temple was (and still is) heavy enough to magnetically lure fans of (as examples) Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and Scorpions; trust me, I witnessed it with my own eyes. If you’ve never listened to The Cult, I suggest you do. Anyone new to Sonic Temple should be left in awe of the album opener Sun King; while pondering how The Cult can possibly top this song on the remainder of the album. Sonic Temple is nothing short of a true Heavy Rock classic. – Stone

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Metal Side Notes:

* Jamie Stewart (bass) and Mickey Curry (drums) were the rhythm section on Sonic Temple. Yes, they nailed it on this album.

* Sonic Temple peaked at #10 on the Billboard 200.

* My idea to revisit Sonic Temple came about from my Metal Buddy Dave; he guessed the song very easily that I played on the jukebox, recently, at our favorite watering hole. Dave being a true fan of The Cult was super pumped to hear Fire Woman blaring loud; it made me very proud.

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* For more info on THE CULT:

Website: http://www.thecult.us

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/officialcult

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LONG LIVE THE CULT.

Stone.

Drummer Leaves Saints of Rebellion

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on July 14, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Baltimore: Saints of Rebellion drummer Ryche Green (pictured) has issued the following update:

“I have decided to leave Saints of Rebellion to pursue other musical opportunities. I would like to wish the guys all the best. See everyone soon!”

Saints of Rebellion will announce a replacement drummer soon.

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(Source: HighVolMusic)

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Website: http://www.highvolmusic.com

* For more info on SAINTS OF REBELLION:

Website: http://www.saintsofrebellion.com

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LONG LIVE SAINTS OF REBELLION.

LONG LIVE RYCHE GREEN.

Stone.

Some Metal and Rock ‘N Roll Thoughts – Sunday, July 13th, 2014

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on July 13, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

RAMONES - Promo album pic!

Above: Front cover for debut album RAMONES, released in 1976 via Sire Records. L to R: Johnny Ramone, Tommy Ramone, Joey Ramone and Dee Dee Ramone.

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It’s an overcast and humid Sunday morning, here in Southwestern Ohio. There are thunderstorms forecasted for later today, due to the cold front coming in from the Northwest. Reports are that some of these storms may be severe. Whoa. Temperatures are to drop to the lower 70’s for this (early) coming week too. That’s early October in July!

On a somber note, everyone at Metal Odyssey expresses condolences to the family, friends and fans of the legendary Tommy Ramone. At only 65 years of age,  Tommy Ramone passed away on July 11th. He was the original drummer for the Ramones and also contributed as a producer and songwriter for the band. Tommy Ramone was the drummer on the first three Ramones studio albums. If there’s a Rock And Roll Heaven, I’m certain the Ramones are now touring up there and making some noise. God bless them all.

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On this day in Rock History, the debut and self-titled album from Queen was released back in 1973. What more can be said? The rest truly is iconic Rock History. By the way, I was only seven years old then. Whoa!

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Jon Schaffer, (legendary guitarist & founder of ICED EARTH), has recently undergone neck surgery. Below is Jon Schaffer’s latest update and good news on his situation, as posted on the ICED EARTH Facebook page:

Hello friends,

I’m writing to let you know that I made it through the surgery and am steadily on the road to recovery. The surgeon informed us that everything went smooth during the operation and that I should be back in action within a few months.

Thank you all very much for your support, you truly are the best fans any band could ask for.

Take care and best to you all,

Jon Schaffer

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE ROCK AND ROLL.

GET WELL, JON SCHAFFER.

REST IN PEACE, TOMMY RAMONE.

REST IN PEACE, FREDDIE MERCURY.

Stone.

TED NUGENT – Guitar Instrumental Of “The Star-Spangled Banner” Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, holidays, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 4, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Ted Nugent - Blue & Black - Name - Logo

Happy Independence Day, America! Today is a beautiful 4th of July here in Southwest Ohio and to spotlight our United States National Anthem, I could not think of a better guitar legend than our Midwest’s very own… Ted Nugent! The Motor City Madman and his guitar instrumental of The Star-Spangled Banner is:

Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Metal Be Thy Name! 

Ted Nugent - For President - promo sticker image

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Francis Scott Key wrote the poem (lyrics) to The Star-Spangled Banner back in 1814. John Stafford Smith wrote the music for The Star-Spangled Banner; this same music was originally written by John Stafford Smith for The Anacreontic Song.

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* For more info on TED NUGENT:

Facebook: Ted Nugent

Website: http://www.TedNugent.com

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LONG LIVE TED NUGENT.

GOD BLESS AMERICA.

TED NUGENT MUST BE INDUCTED INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME… IT’S BEEN FAR TOO LONG.

Stone.

STRIKEFORCE – Land New Deal With HighVolMusic

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 1, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Strikeforce - promo band pic - #1003 - 2014

Baltimore, MD: Midwest Hard Rock band STRIKEFORCE has signed a deal with Maryland based independent music company HighVolMusic. The new project titled “All About The Money” will be released this fall and distributed via MRi/Sony. Tapped to produce the new project was Jason McEntire (The Urge, Uriah Heep, Ken Hensley, Eddie Money) with mastering completed in Germany by Michael Voss (Michael Schenker, UFO, Doro Pesch, Mad Max). STRIKEFORCE is currently playing the Midwest with plans to expand their reach with the release of “All About The Money”.

STRIKEFORCE lineup includes Duke Jackson – guitar, James Murphy – bass, Daryn Underbrink – vocals, and Jimmy Burdette – drums. STRIKEFORCE is currently managed by Sweet Sounds owner and Grammy panel member Ron Berman.

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LIVE DATES:

JUL 5TH @ THE BRETZ WILDLIFE & WINERY – CARLYLE, IL

JUL 26TH @ MADISON COUNTY FAIR – HIGHLAND, IL

AUG 24TH @ THE HOGPIT BARN, GRAFTON, IL

AUG 30TH @ THE KEYS – CARLYLE, IL

SEPT 13TH @ ISLE CASINO – CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO.

SEPT 20TH @ ROGERS THEATER, POPLAR BLUFF, MO.

OCT 5TH @ THE HOGPIT BARN, GRAFTON, IL – RAT RUN

NOV 1ST @ THE KEYS – CARLYLE, IL

DEC 20TH @ THE KEYS – CARLYLE, IL

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Source: 

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Release details are forthcoming and for more information checkout www.highvolmusic.com   www.sweetsounds.us and www.facebook.com/strikeforcerocks

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LONG LIVE STRIKEFORCE.

LONG LIVE HARD ROCK.

Stone.

DEF LEPPARD – LEAD GUITARIST PHIL COLLEN KICKS OFF SUMMER TOUR WITH ONE-OF-A-KIND JACKSON® CUSTOM “X-STROYER” GUITAR

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on July 1, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Phil Collen with new signature model Jackson PC XSTROYER (2)

New Model Celebrates Collen’s Classic Guitars Made Popular 30 Years Ago

LOS ANGELES – When the Def Leppard summer tour kicked off a week ago on Monday, in West Valley City, Utah, Def Leppard fans in attendance were among some of the first to see the brand new Jackson “X-STROYER” guitar, custom-built for Def Leppard lead guitarist, Phil Collen. Collen decided to showcase the new guitar during the band’s 2014 summer co-headlining tour with KISS.

Collen’s original guitar was popularized by the iconic Def Leppard music videos for the hit singles, “Rock of Ages,” “Foolin’” and “Photograph.” Collen plans on playing his new, custom Jackson during those songs while on tour.

When asked about his new Jackson X-STROYER Collen stated, “This guitar isn’t an exact carbon copy of my Ibanez Destroyer; it’s aesthetically based on the one I played in Def Leppard’s classic videos ‘Photograph,’ ‘Rock of Ages,’ and ‘Foolin’’ in the 1980’s. Somehow that guitar seemed to take on a life of its own with the fans when they saw it in the videos. However, my new Jackson PC X-STROYER is the exact opposite with regards to the body outline/perimeter. The X-STROYER has a mahogany body with a maple top that looks solid black from a distance. But then when you get up close you can see the beautiful wood grain of the Trans Black finish. It has DiMarzio pickups, a Floyd Rose tremolo with FU Tone titanium block and saddles and a Jackson Sustainer/Driver pickup same as I have in my Jackson PC1s. My X-STROYER has a very thick neck, which also helps the tone. This guitar feels and sounds expensive. The intent while building the new instrument was to have a body shape that invokes the ‘spirit/enthusiasm’ of my classic model, but with a twist. Mike Shannon, Jackson senior master builder, really went overboard for me on this one and I think it’s the best Jackson guitar I’ve ever played.”

Jackson has announced plans to release another Phil Collen signature model that will be available to the public in August. The Jackson PC1 Stealth, a limited edition model from the prolific guitarist’s PC line with Jackson, will have two versions of this limited edition model manufactured with only 25 of each currently being built in Corona, Calif.

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Source: MAD Ink PR

www.madinkpr.com

* For more info on DEF LEPPARD:

Website: http://www.DefLeppard.com

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LONG LIVE PHIL COLLEN.

LONG LIVE DEF LEPPARD.

Stone.

PHANTOM 13 “Out For Blood” Releasing On June 30th; Title Track Available For Download Now!

Posted in Hard Rock, horror, horror punk, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on June 13, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Phantom 13 - Out For Blood - promo cover pic - 2014

PHANTOM 13 – It is only fitting, that on Friday the 13th, Metal Odyssey passes along this grand news regarding Ohio’s greatest Horror Punk/Shock Rock band! The new Phantom 13 CD titled Out For Blood is set to be released on June 30th 2014 and the title track is available for download on Bandcamp now!! There’s no microscopic doubt in my Metal mind, that this new single from Phantom 13… 100% ROCKS!! Metal be thy name!! – Stone

Click below and crank up the single Out For Blood – plus BUY the single for (a) name your price, starting at just $1. WHOAAA!

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* For more info on PHANTOM 13:

Facebook: Phantom 13

Website: http://www.phantomthirteen.com

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LONG LIVE PHANTOM 13.

LONG LIVE OHIO.

LONG LIVE HORROR PUNK.

Stone.

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