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JEFF BECK & ZZ TOP ANNOUNCE TOUR SUSPENSION

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 28, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Three Shows this Weekend (August 29, 30 & 31) will go on with Jeff Beck and His Band

Jeff Beck and ZZ Top Regrettably announce the suspension of the remaining scheduled double-bill tour dates due to an injury sustained by ZZ Top bassist, Dusty Hill.

Beginning with last night’s show in Clarkston, MI and continuing through to the last show in Thackerville, OK, all dates are now suspended and fans can obtain refunds through point of purchase.

However, Jeff and his band – Jimmy Hall on Vocals, Rhonda Smith on bass, Jonathan Joseph on drums and Nicolas Meier on guitar will move forward with the following three previously scheduled dates,  Tyler Bryant will open:

Jeff Beck - Tour Dates - late summer - 2014

In addition, dates scheduled for West Palm Beach, Tampa, St. Augustine, Atlanta, Thackerville and Houston will potentially be rescheduled.  Patrons should hold onto their ticket stubs for a possible future announcement.

“While we are very disappointed to not continue this tour with ZZ Top, our thoughts and best wishes are for Dusty to have a speedy recovery,” stated Beck.

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Source: MAD Ink PR

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE JEFF BECK.

LONG LIVE ZZ TOP.

GET WELL SOON, DUSTY HILL.

Stone.

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RAT PAK RECORDS SET TO RELEASE “SOULBENDER II” FEATURING MICHAEL WILTON OF QUEENSRYCHE

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

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Formed over a decade ago in Seattle, Washington, “Soulbender” is comprised of Queensrÿche guitarist Michael Wilton, vocalist Nick Pollock (My Sister’s Machine), guitarist Dave Groves (ex-Tin Pan/Fallen Angel) and drummer Wes Hallam (ex-Assault/Fallen Angel).

SOULBENDER II contains four all new songs (Turn Anger Up, Shoal, Slave To Reality, Seraphim) as well as the ten original tracks (remastered) from the first album (Fix Me, Clockwork and Compass, Rabbit Hole, The American Dream, Samsara, Prime Time, Shoot Poem, This Ocean, Hunger, Three Towers). Michael Wilton describes Soulbender as “a very progressive, hard rock band with very intense musicians and a couple of the members are prodigies”. Official release date for Soulbender is September 30, 2014.

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

SOULBENDER [NEW!] “Turn Anger Up” (Album Track) featuring Michael Wilton of Queensryche

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Source:

Rat Pak Records - logo - 2013

Website: http://www.ratpakrecords.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SOULBENDER.

LONG LIVE HARD ROCK.

Stone.

SIXX:A.M. – LONG-AWAITED THIRD ALBUM, “MODERN VINTAGE”, RELEASES ON OCTOBER 7TH!

Posted in Music, Hard Rock, rock music, hard rock bands, rock music news, music news with tags , , , , , on August 26, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

sixx am - modern vintage promo cover

From Eleven Seven Music:

Los Angeles, CA – The long-awaited third release from SIXX:A.M., the band comprised of James Michael (vocals), DJ Ashba (guitar) and Nikki Sixx (bass) is entitled MODERN VINTAGE. Produced by James Michael, the album will be available on October 7, 2014 with the first single “Gotta Get It Right” hitting iTunes and radio back on August 5, 2014.

Says bassist Nikki Sixx: “Like our favorite bands from the 1970s, Sixx:A.M. is rooted in songwriting, musicianship and lyrics – three core elements that helped to define that era. Sixx:A.M. has taken even more pages from this book on “Gotta Get It Right” and the rest of Modern Vintage, having hopefully created a record that demands to be discovered again and again.”

The video for “Gotta Get It Right” – directed by Paul Brown – premiered on Vevo, back on August 6, 2014.

Shares vocalist James Michael: “On the first two albums, Sixx:AM established a musical freedom that few bands get to enjoy. “Gotta Get It Right” is clearly a birth child of that creative freedom and an exciting next step for us as our goal was to create something which confounds both expectation and categorization”.

Adds guitarist DJ Ashba: “Gotta Get it Right” is a great example of how Sixx:AM has set out to celebrate the music that has influenced us over the years and we truly feel we’ve made a genre defying album with Modern Vintage ”

MODERN VINTAGE – Tracklisting: 
1. Stars, 
2. Gotta Get It Right, 
3. Relief
, 4. Get Ya Some, 
5. Let’s Go, 
6. Drive
, 7. Give Me A Love, 
8. Hyperventilate, 
9. High On The Music
, 10. Miracle, 
11. Before It’s Over

SIXX:A.M.’s previous two albums, THE HEROIN DIARIES and THIS IS GONNA HURT – both of which were accompanied by books of the same name – have sold over 600,000 copies and spawned 2 number one radio singles, “Life Is Beautiful” and “This Is Gonna Hurt”.

Sixx AM - Modern Vintage - promo cover banner pic

Website: www.sixxammusic.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/sixxammusic

Twitter: @SixxAM

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SIXX:A.M.

LONG LIVE HEAVY ROCKIN’ MUSIC.

Stone.

PINK VELVET KRUSH – New Track Now Streaming!

Posted in Uncategorized, Music, Hard Rock, rock music, hard rock bands, rock music news, hard rock news, music news with tags , , , , on August 26, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Long Island, New York: “Ball and Chain” – a pilot track from Pink Velvet Krush, the new band comprised of guitarist Sean Quidgeon (ex Dust N’ Bones), guitarist Greg Polcari (ex Britny Fox, Steelheart), drummer Ryche Green (ex Bulletboys), bassist Steve Rivera (ex Surrender), and vocalist Doug ‘Savage’ Ramey (ex Vaudeville), is now streaming online via their Reverb Nation.

The track is also available for a FREE download from Reverb Nation just for joining the Pink Velvet Krush mailing list.

Pink Velvet Krush also signed with HighVolMusic to a multi-release deal starting with their debut E.P. due this fall.

The band returned from a weekend warrior run of successful shows. “We’ve written about 15 songs and wanted to test the product, see how the set went over in front of people. These shows were a great way to accomplish that. It was also a great way to work out any kinks for the upcoming all original Danger Danger show this Saturday August 30th at Revolution in Amityville, NY. The label still has few tickets left for anyone that may need one.” says bassist Steve Rivera.

Pink Velvet Krush will enter Tropic Digital Studios on Tuesday the 26th to begin recording their debut E.P.

PVK has launched their official website at www.pvkrush.com. More information to follow.

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Stone Says: If Ball and Chain is a taste of what’s to come from the debut E.P. from Pink Velvet Krush, then I am one Hard Rock lovin’, psyched-out son-of-a-bitch! Metal be thy name.

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Source:

HighVolMusic - banner logo - #1 - 2013

http://www.highvolmusic.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE PINK VELVET KRUSH.

LONG LIVE HEAVY ROCK ‘N ROLL.

Stone.

Century Media Records Founder Launches New Label: Another Century

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

Another Century - record label logo - 2014

From Century Media Records:

Century Media Records founder, Robert Kampf, has announced the formation of a new record label, Another Century. The label will focus on hard rock and has already signed 3 bands to the roster: Los Angeles rock veterans, Rev Theory, New Zealand’s rising stars, Like A Storm, and Chicago based, The Bloodline. Kampf comments:

Twenty five years after starting Century Media the excitement to do another version of the label could not be any larger. My undying love for rock has driven the formation of this label ANOTHER CENTURY. Over the years great bands like Otherwise and In This Moment have been released on Century Media but sometimes got lost or felt ill mixed among some of the heavier CM bands. Another Century now has a clear path and mission statement: To develop and break the best bands in rock to come!!!

Otherwise is gearing up to release their sophomore album, Peace At All Costs, on September 16 and currently is having massive success with their single, Darker Side of the Moon, http://youtu.be/CHh9YSwZR0U, which is currently #29 on the US Active Rock charts. The album was produced by David Bottrill (Tool, Muse) and mixed by Jay Ruston (Steel Panther). The band is set to hit the road with Like A Storm next month and will be appearing at Sacramento’s Aftershock festival as well as Louisville’s Louder Than Life fest.

Rev Theory, formed in 2002, have sold over half a million albums and are currently wrapping up the recording for their next album. The first single, Born 2 Destroy, is making its way to radio soon. A teaser for the song as well as the single’s artwork can be seen here:

New Zealand’s Like A Storm are the rock world’s 2014 Cinderella story. The band self-released the EP, Chaos Theory: Part I and made their way over to the States touring with the likes of Sick Puppies, Shinedown, Alter Bridge and Creed as well as hit several festivals. The band sent their single, Love The Way You Hate Me, http://youtu.be/4im52LBhWnM to radio and personally called stations to play the track. The song became a hit, soaring up the charts, where it currently is sitting at number 22, making them the US’s highest charting rock band ever from New Zealand. The band will have a new full length out on Another Century on October 28th and are currently on tour now, meeting up with Otherwise next month.

The Bloodline was formed by Shaun Glass (Soil) and feature vocalist Travis Neal (Divine Heresy), guitarist Chuck Wepfer and Frankie Harchut on drums. The Bloodline is currently in the studio recording their debut album and deliver a huge fresh sound in Rock/Metal with massive hooks, soaring melodies and pummeling grooves that will ignite any listeners ears.

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* For more info on ANOTHER CENTURY:

http://www.anothercentury.com/

http://www.facebook.com/AnotherCenturyRecords

https://twitter.com/_anothercentury

https://www.youtube.com/user/AnotherCenturyTV

 BANDS:

http://weareotherwise.com/

http://www.revtheory.com/

http://www.likeastorm.com/

https://www.facebook.com/thebloodlineofficial

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE ANOTHER CENTURY.

LONG LIVE HARD ROCK.

Stone.

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.

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.

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