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On This Day In METAL History – September 3rd… From MOTÖRHEAD To SLAYER

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, news, rock music with tags , , , on September 3, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Heart - Barracuda - 45rpm - promo pic - #39336MOSSNMM01

On September 3rd, 1977 – The magnificent HEART peaked at number eleven on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their Hard Rock classic: Barracuda. This was HEART’s third top forty single in the United States at that time. Barracuda is featured on the 1977 studio album from HEART: Little Queen. Whoa.

Slipknot - All Hope Is Gone - promo album cover pic - 2008 - #77333MOSNMM

On September 3rd, 2008 – The stupendous SLIPKNOT had their fourth studio album, All Hope Is Gone, ranked at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums ChartAll Hope Is Gone sold 239,516 copies during its debut week, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

IRON MAIDEN - Maiden England - 88 - cover promo

On September 3rd, 2013 – The amazing IRON MAIDEN performed at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. This concert was on the Maiden England Tour. Hail IRON MAIDEN!

Slayer - Repentless - promo album cover pic - #0911MOSLSAHF

On September 3rd, 2015 – The forthcoming SLAYER studio album, Repentless, is ranked at #5, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Hell and freaking yeah!! This album releases on September 11th, 2015, via Nuclear Blast. Rest in peace, Jeff Hanneman.

Motorhead - Overkill - promo studio album pic - 1978 - #ILMMNSSMO33

On September 3rd, 2015 – The classic MOTÖRHEAD studio album, Overkill, is ranked at #82, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This album was released back in 1978. I was 12 years old in 1978. Holy shit! Hail MOTÖRHEAD!

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Stone - Motorhead Tee pic:small

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – September 2nd… From IRON MAIDEN To KOBRA AND THE LOTUS

Posted in Metal, Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, rock music, classic rock, news with tags , , , on September 2, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Iron Maiden - Large Classic Logo!

On September 2nd, 1992 – The astounding IRON MAIDEN performed at Brabanthallen, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands. This was a concert on their Fear Of The Dark Tour. Whoa! Hail IRON MAIDEN!

Def Leppard - Classic Band Logo - 2013

On September 2nd, 2000 – Approximately 700 DEF LEPPARD fans received ticket refunds at the Oregon State Fair, in Salem, Oregon. This was due to DEF LEPPARD playing too quietly in order to obey local noise ordinances. Lesson learned: never perform a Heavy Metal concert in a community where constipated ABBA fans reside. Truth.

Disturbed - Immortalized - promo album cover pic - 2015 - MMSMS330339

On September 2nd, 2015 – The sixth studio album from DISTURBED, Immortalized, is ranked at #1, on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. Jumping kidney beans! By the way, all the bubble gum Pop artists on this same album chart have shit their pants.

Motorhead - Ace Of Spades - promo cover pic!!

On September 2nd, 2015 – The seminal studio album from MOTÖRHEAD, Ace Of Spades, is sitting at #19 on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. “…And don’t forget the joker!” This album was released back in 1980. MOTÖRHEAD has stood the test of time = Classic Rock ‘N Roll. Lemmy is a Rock ‘N Roll supreme being. ‘Nuff said.

Kobra And The Lotus - Words Of The Prophets - promo CD banner pic - 2015 - #033033MMF

On September 2nd, 2015KOBRA AND THE LOTUS have their newly released (cover song) EP Words Of The Prophets ranked at #55, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Kobra Paige has beautiful vocals and her band kicks outright ass. Honestly, get into this band, cause Stone wouldn’t bullshit you.

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – September 1st… From KISS To MODERN DAY BABYLON

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, news, rock music with tags , , , on September 1, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

KISS "Dynasty" album large promo pic!

On September 1st, 1979 – At the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York, KISS began the second leg of their North American tour, supporting their seventh studio album: Dynasty. The mighty JUDAS PRIEST was the opening act for this leg of the tour. Metal Be Thy Name!

Poison - Unskinny Bop - promo 12 inch cover sleeve - 1990 - #MO330901

On September 1st, 1990 – Pennsylvania’s POISON had their cool hit single, Unskinny Bop, ranked at #3, on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. This song is featured on POISON’s third studio album from 1990: Flesh & Blood.

IRON MAIDEN - The Book Of Souls - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #MMILGSS

On September 1st, 2015IRON MAIDEN have their forthcoming double studio album, The Book Of Souls, ranked at #1, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This album releases on September 4th, 2015. IRON MAIDEN forever.

Modern Day Babylon - The Ocean Atlas - promo EP cover pic - 2015 - #MON33300

On September 1st, 2015MODERN DAY BABYLON are from Teplice, Czech Republic. Their newly released EP, The Ocean Atlas, is ranked at #14, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Whoa.

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – August 31st… From SCORPIONS To MOTÖRHEAD And IRON MAIDEN

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, news, rock music with tags , , , , on August 31, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Scorpions - Wind Of Change - promo 45rpm cover sleeve - #MOMMGSS33

On August 31st, 1991 – The sensational SCORPIONS had their hit single Wind Of Change ranked at #4, on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. This song is featured on the eleventh studio album from the SCORPIONS, released in 1990: Crazy World.

Iron Maiden - Fear Of The Dark - promo album cover pic - #1992IMBDMOS

On August 31st, 1992 – The incredible IRON MAIDEN performed at the Oslo Spektrum in Oslo, Norway. IRON MAIDEN were touring in support of their ninth studio album from 1992: Fear Of The Dark. Whoa! Hail IRON MAIDEN!

Motorhead - Bad Magic - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #082815LMPCMDSF

On August 31st, 2015 – The newly released MOTÖRHEAD studio album, Bad Magic, is ranked at #1, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Hail MOTÖRHEAD and Lemmy for president!

Iron Maiden - Killers - promo cover pic - large!

On August 31st, 2015 – The second studio album, Killers, from the great IRON MAIDEN is ranked at #78, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Killers was released back in 1981. I love this timeless Metal album and long live Paul Di’Anno. Whoa.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Crash - magazine cover promo - Rudolf Schenker - 1985 - #33033MMIL

Above: Crash Magazine (1985)

Below: Music Insider Magazine (February 2014)

Rudolf Schenker - Music Insider Magazine - cover promo - Feb 2014 - #00330MMF

RUDOLF SCHENKER

On August 31st, 1948, Rudolf Schenker was born in Germany. Happy Birthday, Rudolf Schenker! Hell and yeah! Rudolf Schenker is known across our Metal Universe as a co-founding member, guitarist and songwriter for the super legendary SCORPIONS. Yes, his brother is Michael Schenker. ‘Nuff said. Long live Rudolf Schenker!

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – August 27th… From MOTÖRHEAD To NILE

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, rock music with tags , , , , on August 27, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

RUSH - Tom Sawyer - 45rpm cover sleeve - 1981 - #MMGSSTO934E

On August 27th, 1981RUSH had their hit Tom Sawyer ranked at #44, on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. This timeless song is featured on the timeless studio album from 1981: Moving Pictures.

KISS - Promo band - classic logo - pic promo - 2013 - #3

On August 27th, 2012KISS performed at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Maryland Heights, Missouri, USA. KISS would release their 20th studio album, Monster, later that Fall. Holy hot cross buns!

Twitching Tongues - Disharmony - promo album banner - 2015 - #MMMSS3399

On August 27th, 2015 – Los Angeles’ TWITCHING TONGUES have their forthcoming studio album, Disharmony, ranked at #39, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Whoa. This album releases on October 30th, 2015, via Metal Blade.

Nile - What Should Not Be Unearthed - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #0033GMMSS333

On August 27th, 2015 – Legendary Death Metal legion NILE have their forthcoming studio album, What Should Not Be Unearthed, ranked at #82, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This album releases on August 28th, 2015. Hail NILE!

Motorhead - Ace Of Spades - promo album cover pic - #1980MMO337

On August 27th, 2015MOTÖRHEAD’s Ace Of Spades is ranked at #86, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Damn straight! A must own album for ALL Metal libraries. Damn right. This Ace Of Spades album was released back in 1980. ‘Nuff said about this legendary album. Now buy it if you don’t have it or may the storm clouds from the Poser Gods descend upon you.

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

REST IN PEACE, STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – August 26th… From THE ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL To IRON MAIDEN

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, rock music with tags , , , on August 26, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Isle Of Wright Festival - promo flyer pic - 1970 - #0303GMMSSOTLF

Above: The Isle Of Wight Festival flyer

On August 26th, 1970The Isle of Wight Festival began in England. Rock and Hard Rock legends who appeared included: Jimi Hendrix, The DoorsJoni Mitchell, Jethro Tull, Free and Chicago. Whoa, man! Uh… I was only 3 years and 7 months old on that Rock historic day.

Iron Maiden - Large Classic Logo!

On August 26th, 2000 – The super legendary IRON MAIDEN performed at the Marcus Amphitheater in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. This was a concert on IRON MAIDEN’s Brave New World Tour. Hail IRON MAIDEN!

Ghost - Meliora - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #33MMBSSMO44

On August 26th, 2015 – The new studio album, Meliora, from the sinister band known as GHOST is ranked at #1, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Spooky stuff.

WARDRUNA - Yggdrasil - promo album cover pic - 2013 - #76738MO

On August 26th, 2015 – The studio album Yggdrasil from Norway’s WARDRUNA is ranked at #100, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This album was released back on April 2nd of 2013. Jumping Jiminy!

BONUS USA HISTORY FACT:

Vote - promo banner - #000777MMILSM

In 1920, the 19th Amendment was formally adopted, granting women the right to vote in the USA.

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – August 25th… From RATT To QUEENSRŸCHE

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, rock music with tags , , , , , on August 25, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Ratt - Round And Round - promo 45rpm - cover sleeve - 1984 - #7733MMGSSFE4

On August 25th, 1984RATT had their huge hit single, Round And Round, ranked at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. This fun song is featured on RATT’s 1984 studio album: Out Of The Cellar.

Iron Maiden - Classic Band Logo - RWB - #33MMGMSAS31

On August 25th, 1984 – The incredible IRON MAIDEN performed at Hall des Expositions, in Annecy, France. IRON MAIDEN were on their World Slavery Tour.

Oh Sleeper - Son Of Morning - promo album cover pic - 2009 - #9393MMMSS04

On August 25th, 2009 – Christian Metalcore band OH, SLEEPER released their second studio album: Son Of The Morning.

Queensryche - Condition Human - promo album flyer - #33033MMNS33SF

On August 25th, 2015 – The forthcoming studio album, Condition Human, from the great QUEENSRŸCHE is ranked at #6, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Freaking yeah! This album will be released on October 2nd, 2015, via Century Media. Hail QUEENSRŸCHE.

Fit For An Autopsy - Absolute Hope Absolute Hell - promo album cover pic - 2015 - mmmnss33393

On August 25th, 2015 – The forthcoming studio album from FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY is ranked at #80, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Whoa.

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

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