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On This Day In METAL History, October 5th… From FIREHOUSE To DEAFHEAVEN

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on October 5, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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On October 5th, 1991 – FIREHOUSE had their hit power ballad, Love Of A Lifetime, ranked at #5 on the Weekly Top 40. This song is featured on the debut and self-titled album from FIREHOUSE, released back in 1990.

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On October 5th, 1991 – METALLICA‘s monster song, Enter Sandman, was ranked at #21, on the Weekly Top 40. This great song is featured on Metallica’s fifth and self-titled studio album (aka The Black Album), released back in 1991.

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On October 5th, 1995 – The iconic IRON MAIDEN performed at the Standard Bank Arena in Johannesburg, South Africa. This was a concert on The X Factour. Blaze Bayley was the lead vocalist for IRON MAIDEN, during this period of time. Whoa.

Trivium - Silence In The Snow - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #OMFMBSS0433

On October 5th, 2015 – The newly released TRIVIUM studio album, Silence In The Snow (Deluxe Edition), is ranked at #1, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Whoa.

Queensryche - Condition Human - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #33MMMNLBSA777Q

On October 5th, 2015 – The newly released QUEENSRŸCHE studio album, Condition Hüman, is ranked at #2, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. QUEENSRŸCHE kicks absolute Metal ass, my Metal brethren.

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On October 5th, 2015 – California’s DEAFHEAVEN have their newly released studio album, New Berumuda, ranked at #4, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Yup. In case you didn’t know, DEAFHEAVEN receives the Metal Odyssey Seal Of Metal Approval.






On This Day In METAL History – October 2nd… From KISS To QUEENSRŸCHE

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

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On October 2nd, 1978Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss’ solo studio albums were each certified Gold & Platinum by the RIAA. Whoa! By the way, my favorite KISS solo album has always been Paul Stanley. Then again, it’s Ace Frehley. Gene Simmons has a very cool 1978 solo album too. Okay, I can’t make up my Metal mind, after all these Metal years. Metal be thy name!

Queensryche - Condition Human - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #33MMMNLBSA777Q

On October 2nd, 2015 – The newly released studio album, CONDITION HÜMAN, from the great QUEENSRŸCHE is ranked at #5, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Hip, hip Metal hooray! By the way, I am a RŸCHER. Dig it.

WASP - Golgotha - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #33777MMGMSAOTSFF

On October 2nd, 2015 – The newly released studio album, GOLGOTHA, from the wonderful W.A.S.P. is ranked at #46, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Leaping Metal lizards! Um… Blackie Lawless for U.S. President.

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On October 2nd, 2015 – The Metal supergroup DENNER / SHERMANN have their newly released EP, SATAN’S TOMB, ranked at #47 on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This incredible Metal lineup features: Michael Denner on guitar, Hank Shermann on guitar, Sean Peck as lead vocalist, Snowy Shaw on drums and Marc Grabowski on bass. Holy shit, that’s a freaking legendary lineup of Metal musicians.

Watch the trailer below for SATAN’S TOMB:

DID YOU KNOW: I am going to buy this DENNER / SHERMANN CD and play it a billion times and maybe more. I will also put this CD under my pillow at night and thank the MIGHTY METAL GODS from Center Earth for having this band assemble. Holy Metal shit and hallelujah.


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RADIO EXILE – Joins HighVolMusic

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, Music, rock music with tags , , , on October 2, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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HighVolMusic is pleased to announce that RADIO EXILE has signed on with the label for release of their self titled debut.

In the post era of the FM dominated airwaves comes a new generation of classic rock, RADIO EXILE.

On rare occasions, some magical-artistic vibe goes out calling up a unique set of musicians to create groundbreaking music. When truly great musicians come together, the resulting brotherhood/sisterhood embraces their diversity, enabling them to collaborate so as to push through otherwise insurmountable boundaries. Collaboratively, they each pour the very best of what makes them cutting edge individually, into one dynamic presentation. For the rest of us, we are compelled to listen over and over.

RADIO EXILE features Chandler Mogel / Lead and Backing VocalsCharlie Calv / Piano, Keyboards, Jimmy Leahey / Guitars, Backing Vocals, Kenny Aaronson / Bass, and Dave Anthony / Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals. Individually, these musicians that come together to form RADIO EXILE have perform on stage or in the studio with the greatest artists of our time. This list includes Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Hall and Oates, Allison Krauss, Billy Idol, John Waite, members of Pink Floyd, Styx, Journey, Van Halen, the Rolling Stones, and Black Sabbath. This talent pool has been tapped, used, and appreciated over the years. Now, together as one, five brilliantly successful, creative worlds collide in a panoramic musical explosion.

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Enlisting Grammy-nominated engineer/producer Steve DeAcutis (Vanilla Fudge, Cyndi Lauper, Corey Glover) and veteran producer/A&R man Steve Lunt (Britney Spears, ‘NSync , Joan Jett), the guys checked into the SPA (Sound Spa Recording) and an immediate synergy took hold. The finishing touches were then added by top mastering engineer Alan Douches (Fleetwood Mac, Yes, Train, Pete Townsend) at his West West Side Music facility.

The RADIO EXILE debut is set for a November release via HighVolMusic and will be available as a special-limited edition E.P. combo package. Additionally, HVM is putting a deal together with a Japanese partner to make the full length release available as an import. A European version will also be available via AOR Heaven/Cargo.

“Charlie Calv and I go back a ways to the old Chavis Records days. We had not seen each other for years and wouldn’t you know it, we run into each other at last years Rock N’ Skull festival. Naturally we stayed in touch and when he presented the RE project to me I was blown away! It’s fresh, new, not outdated and I am a big fan of Chandler Mogul’s work. Every musician in this project is magnificent! Of course I said let’s make it happen! I am honored to have been asked and to be part of the Radio Exile team. We’ve added another component of real rock music to continue the diverse portfolio of artists we have at HighVolMusic.”Bill Chavis, CEO, HighVolMusic

RADIO EXILE is working on a new video for ‘No Pity On The Highway’ to coincide with the release with details to be announced. More info available at or



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“Adrenalized: Life, Def Leppard, And Beyond” By Phil Collen With Chris Epting – SPECIAL BOOK SIGNING EVENT TO TAKE PLACE IN HUNTINGTON BEACH

Posted in books, classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , on October 1, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Who: PHIL COLLEN – Lead guitarist for the Legendary band DEF LEPPARD with
OC-Based writer, Chris Epting

What: Exclusive Book Signing and Q&A Event with Phil Collen

When: Monday October 19, 2015 7:00 PM

Where: Barnes & Noble – Huntington Beach
Bella Terra
7881 Edinger Ave. #110
Huntington Beach, CA 92647


Details: Phil Collen, lead guitarist of the legendary band Def Leppard, will discuss and sign his new memoir, Adrenalized: Life. Def Leppard, and Beyond. He’ll be joined by his co-author Chris Epting for a Q&A session. Chris Epting is an award-winning journalist and the author of 25 books.

In the mid-1980s, Def Leppard catapulted to rock n’ roll superstardom with their blockbuster album Pyromania – until tragedy threatened to put a quick end to their rocket ascent. Now, surviving lead guitarist Phil Collen reveals the truth behind the mythology of the band with his memoir ADRENALIZED: MY LIFE IN DEF LEPPARD AND BEYOND (Atria Books; October 27, 2015/ ISBN 9781476751658/ $26.00), setting the record straight in a rags-to-riches story populated with biggest names in music history.

A voyeuristic peek into the inner-sanctum of rock stardom, ADRENALIZED is more than the usual cautionary tale; Phil Collen – an unlikely rock star from the start — offers an inspirational portrait of self-discipline and human resilience.

Special Instructions:
This is a wristband event. Wristbands will be distributed beginning at 9:00AM on October 19 with the purchase of Adrenalized. Please call 714.897.8781 for more details.


Source: MAD Ink PR





Greek Hard Rockers ONE YEAR DELAY To Release ‘Deep Breath’ On October 2nd via Pavement

Posted in Hard Rock, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on September 26, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Pavement Music will release Deep Breath, the debut album from Greek Hard Rockers ONE YEAR DELAY, on October 2. Check out the first single “Truth, Dare, Despair” HERE or below:

On Deep Breath, O.Y.D. combine elements of Metal, Punk, Grunge and Rock ‘N Roll to create an enthralling Hard Rock experience. The album was co-produced with the legendary Toby Wright at  Sound Emporium Studios, in Nashville TN. Wright also mixed and engineered it. The album was mastered by Andrew Mendelson.

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Deep Breath – Track Listing:



Truth, Dare, Despair

Water Under the Bridge

Miss You

Try to Stay Alive

5m, 9k


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Source: ClawHammer PR

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W.A.S.P. – Offering Chance To Win 1 Of 10 Signed Tour Items! Here’s The Info!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , on September 24, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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From the W.A.S.P. Nation (Official) Facebook:


Visit the official W.A.S.P. Store and enter your details to be entered into our prize draw for your chance to WIN one of 10 signed tour items!

Competition ends Midnight November 11th 2015 – x10 winners drawn at random – 1 prize per winner.

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Golgotha, the NEW studio album from W.A.S.P. releases on October 2nd, via Napalm Records.








Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on September 24, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Photo credit: Jimmy Hubbard



PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 24, 2015 – Baroness, who recently announced the release of their fourth album, Purple (Dec. 18, Abraxan Hymns), launch their first U.S. tour in support of the ten-song album with a round of intimate performances beginning Nov. 27 at the Ace of Cups in Columbus, Ohio.

“We’ve been off tour for too long,” said John Baizley. “It’s time for Baroness to start playing shows in the U.S. again. We’re doing a short run through the eastern half of the States, in small clubs, getting our new songs stage ready for 2016. Who knows, maybe we’ll even throw in a few songs from the very early EPs and albums. See you soon…”

In conjunction with the tour announcement, the band have unveiled the official music video for “Chlorine & Wine” via their website ( The clip, which was directed by Jimmy Hubbard, gives fans a raw, behind-the-scenes peek into the making of the song, including footage of Baroness writing and rehearsing the track as well as recording at producer Dave Fridmann’s Tarbox Road Studios.

Click the link to view the official video for Chlorine & Wine or watch below:

A European outing kicked off the band’s live dates in support of Purple, with slots at both the Reading and Leeds Festivals, saw the first live performance of “Chlorine & Wine.” Baroness also joined Metallica for the Sept. 16 opening at the Centre Videotron in Quebec.

Dates for the band’s forthcoming U.S. tour are listed below, tickets are on-sale now via

November 27 Columbus, OH Ace of Cups
November 28 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen
November 29 Madison, WI Frequency
December 1 St. Louis, MO The Demo
December 2 Lawrence, KS Jackpot Music Hall
December 4 Oklahoma City, OK 89th Street Collective
December 5 Dallas, TX Double Wide
December 6 Austin, TX Mohawk
December 8 Houston, TX Rudyard’s
December 9 New Orleans, LA Gasa Gasa
December 11 Gainesville, FL 8-BIT Bar
December 12 Savannah, GA The Jinx
December 13 Atlanta, GA The Earl
December 15 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
December 16 Richmond, VA Strange Matter
December 18 Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery
December 19 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s
December 20 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus Bar

Baroness - Purple - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #092416MMSWL

Pre-order packages for Purple, which feature an instant download of “Chlorine & Wine” as well as a limited edition colored vinyl version of the new album, two picture discs, t-shirts and other unique items are available now via this link:

Digital pre-orders, which also include an instant download of “Chlorine & Wine,” are available via iTunes (, Amazon ( and Google Play (

Yellow & Green landed atop most 2012 year-end lists with Entertainment Weekly awarding the release the #1 spot on their best Metal albums round-up and saying “’Take My Bones Away’ hit harder and popped sharper than anything on rock radio in a decade. The double album was similarly lauded by Decibel (#2), Pitchfork (#3), Revolver (#4), Village Voice (#6), Spin (#6) and the BBC (#13).

Baroness is John Baizley (guitar, vocals), Pete Adams (guitar, vocals), Nick Jost (bass, keyboards) and Sebastian Thomson (drums).


Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing

For more info on BARONESS:





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