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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:

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http://www.highvolmusic.com

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LONG LIVE PINK VELVET KRUSH.

LONG LIVE DANGER DANGER.

LONG LIVE ROCK AND ROLL.

Stone.

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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 Music, Hard Rock, rock music, classic rock, rock music news, hard rock news, 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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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

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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! 

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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

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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

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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.

ON TOP – Release Lyric Video for “Don’t Go”

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on June 10, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Philly-based hard rock power trio ON TOP have released the lyric video for “Don’t Go,” off the band’s newest EP, Top to Bottom. Check out the lyric video for Don’t Go:

Top to Bottom is now available on CD and digital formats via Horror Pain Gore Death Productions. Stream the EP in its entirety at hpgd.bandcamp.com/album/top-to-bottom.

This release marks the return of Jaron Gulino (MACH22) on lead vocals/bass guitar and Danny Piselli (FISTHAMMER) on drums, with skilled newcomer Brian Davis on lead guitar. Following up on their killer debut album Top Heavy, ON TOP have continued their style of rockin’ metal with edgy vocals, powering drums, dominating riffs and white-hot leads. Top To Bottom raises the bar and showcases the band’s evolution, presenting their finest efforts to date.  For fans of Accept, Dio, Dokken, Grim Reaper, Iron Maiden, LA Guns, Loudness, Megadeth, Motley Crue, Obsession, Ozzy Osbourne, Queensryche, Ratt, Van Halen and W.A.S.P.

Top To Bottom was recorded at Tribe Sound Studios in West Chester, PA, engineered/mixed by Brian Davis and mastered by Chris “The Wizard” Collier (KXM, LYNCH MOB).

Order the CD for only $8 with free shipping at:

http://www.horrorpaingoredeath.com/store/hpgd087.html

Order the Digital Download for only $4.44 at:

http://hpgd.bandcamp.com/album/top-to-bottom

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on ON TOP:

Website: www.ontoprocks.com

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

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LONG LIVE ON TOP.

LONG LIVE PHILADELPHIA.

LONG LIVE HEAVY ROCK ‘N ROLL.

Stone.

KXM “Gunfight” (Official Video) – Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on June 9, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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KXM “GUNFIGHT” OFFICIAL VIDEO
Featuring George Lynch, dUg Pinnick (King’s X) and Ray Luzier (Korn)

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KXM – I LOVE the song, I LOVE this song’s important message, I LOVE the music video and yes, I REALLY, REALLY DIG KXM, therefore, here is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day and enjoy! Metal. Be. Thy. Name. – Stone

From RAT PAK Records, Crank It Up, Muthas!!

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CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR EXCLUSIVE KXM FAN BUNDLES!

KXM on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/kxm/id821229965

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* For more info on KXM:

Facebook: KXM

http://www.ratpakrecords.com/kxm

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Website: www.ratpakrecords.com

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LONG LIVE KXM.

LONG LIVE HARD ROCK.

LONG LIVE THE U.S. CONSTITUTION. WHAT’S LEFT OF IT, ANYWAYS.

Stone.

MIKE CAMPESE – NEW CD “CHAMELEON” OUT NOW!

Posted in Guitar, Hard Rock, Music, music news, rock albums, rock guitarists, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on June 6, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Mike Campese - Chameleon - promo cover pic - 2014

The long-awaited eighth studio release from Mike Campese is finally here!

Mike Campese is back with a new solo release, titled Chameleon. This is Mike’s 8th solo Cd, it contains 12 new tracks and it is a little over 60 minutes. This Cd really packs a punch! If you heard Mike’s previous Cd’s you will realize that he has really honed his writing and musicianship. The first track “To the 9′s” is slamming, it’s a blistering tune with incredible melody and alone it is worth the price of the Cd. Not only is Mike a guitar virtuoso, but he does sing on a few tracks on this disc as well.

The title track “Chameleon” has some real nice haunting melodies and some nice lush vocal harmonies. There is some serious shredding on this Cd and plenty of melody as well. With the blistering guitar and the Paganini inspired section in the tune “Raise the Bow” and the multiple meter changes in the song “Pasta and Bananas” that progressive rock fans will love. Mike returns with his blues roots on the tune “She Burnt the House Down”, which has some incredible soaring leads that are in your face and some real nice vocal melodies.

Campese gets funky on this Cd as well, the tunes “Funky Monkey Man” and “Firefly in a Bottle”, feature some pretty awesome funk grooves and some nice vocal lines. If you have been following Mike’s music and career, you will know that Mike is known for his great sense of melody and melodic shredding on the guitar. A perfect example of this is the tune “Flashback”, this beautiful ballad was inspired when Mike was living in Hollywood and attending Mi. “Vegas”(playing the slots) is probably one of the most unique tunes on the Cd. When you are listening to this song, you will think you are in Vegas playing a slot machine. Now lets cross the Pacific Ocean, the Hawaiian volcano inspired tune “Kilauea” erupts with some incredible guitar lines with some in your face guitars.

For the first time on any Mike Campese Cd, Mike has a very special guest, his friend and guitar legend, Vernon Reid of Living Colour. Mike and Vernon are trading off with some crazy solos at the end of the jazzy tune “Do it for the Cats” Mike is a very versatile guitarist and on each Cd he incorporates a little jazz and other styles in his music, which makes him known as a musical Chameleon. The last tune “Meant to Be” is another jazzy tune with a great groove and some very catchy melodies. Mike Campese fans are going to love this Cd and it is the one they have been waiting for.

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CHAMELEON embodies the entire essence and culmination of Mike’s years of experience as a composer, guitarist, songwriter and of course includes plenty of serious guitar shredding.

Mike’s upcoming Italy Clinics, Melodic Shred Lessons and hard-hitting progressive rock Music can be seen, heard and PURCHASED NOW here at his Official Website: http://www.mikecampese.com

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(Source: Guitarz Forever Marketing & Promotions)

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LONG LIVE MIKE CAMPESE.

LONG LIVE ROCK AND ROLL.

Stone.

HAMMER FIGHT – Release “Ginger Rails” Video

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on June 6, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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The misadventures of New Jersey thrash n’ rollers HAMMER FIGHT continue with the release of the official music video for Ginger Rails. The song comes off the band’s newest release, Chug of War and features cinematic direction by DCintheCity Productions.

The video is now playing below:

HAMMER FIGHT is on the last leg of the three-week long “Chug of Tour Vol. 3″ in support of Chug of War. Remaining dates are as follows:

6/6 – Quincy, MA @ South Shore Music Hall w/ Sexcrement

6/7 – Atlantic City, NJ @ The Boneyard w/ Sexcrement

Chug Of War is out now on Horror Pain Gore Death Productions. A cross between Slayer, Motorhead, and beer, HAMMER FIGHT return to Horror Pain Gore Death Productions, who released the band’s 2011 untitled EP, for Chug Of War. Combining ripping guitars, bass leads and gritty dirty vocals, HAMMER FIGHT stand out from the rest with a unique sound. Chug Of War is a rockin’ album of drunken madness for fans of Iron Maiden, Motorhead, Anthrax, Slayer, Blood Duster, Blood For Blood, Carnivore, Thin Lizzy, Gang Green and Venom.

HAMMER FIGHT:

Drew Murphy – Bass, Vocals
Ryan Blackman – Guitar
Todd Stern – Guitar
Justin Spaeth – Drums

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Spawned from a New Jersey scene saturated with death metal and hardcore, HAMMER FIGHT brings a sound that many kids these days may have missed; Hard Rockin’ Metal. Versatile enough to share the stage with the most extreme death metal acts to classic hard rock bands and everything in between. HAMMER FIGHT is here to kick some ass! Keep your eyes and ears open, they’ll be in your town soon.

Critical Praise:

“To get it so right is pretty scary.” [9/10] -Decibel Magazine

“This four piece of tattooed Jersey shore hooligans play a real aggro punk metal influenced highly by MOTORHEAD.” – Scumfeast Metal 666

“Only pussies don’t like this band.” – Some Really Smart Dude

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on HAMMER FIGHT:

www.facebook.com/HammerFight

hammerfight.bandcamp.com

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LONG LIVE HAMMER FIGHT.

LONG LIVE NEW JERSEY.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

BLACK STAR RIDERS – WELCOME NEW BASS PLAYER ROBBIE CRANE

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

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Robbie Crane – photo credit: Nuclear Blast

Marco Mendoza, a founding member of BLACK STAR RIDERS, has decided to pursue other projects after potential conflicts in schedules.

His replacement will be Robbie Crane (formerly of RATT, VICNE NEIL and LYNCH MOB).

Scott Gorham: “I am very sad to see Marco go. We have been together in a band now for almost 20 years and Marco is my brother and we wish him well for the future. It’s an amicable parting of ways and we all respect that Marco wants to do other projects outside of BLACK STAR RIDERS and there just isn’t time to do both.”

Ricky Warwick: “Marco will always be part of the BSR family and a true friend of ours. We are very happy to introduce Robbie Crane to everyone as the new BSR bass player. The guy killed the audition and we can’t wait to get on stage with him on our Euro run starting mid July and then of course, in the studio in the autumn for the recording of the second BLACK STAR RIDERS record.”

Marco Mendoza: “I loved my time in Black Star Riders and want to thank all the fans for making the last year on road so successful. I am sorry to be leaving the band but I feel it’s time for me to pursue other avenues, some of which I have already been working with, all of which I am very excited about. I wish the guys all success in the future and I am very happy that my friend Robbie Crane will continue to blaze with BSR.”

But exciting things are ahead with the addition of veteran bassist Robbie Crane: “I am very excited to be a part of the BLACK STAR RIDERS family. As a long time fan of their music, I am thrilled to be a part of the band”.

BLACK STAR RIDERS – featuring Ricky Warwick – Vocals, Scott Gorham & Damon Johnson, Guitars, Jimmy DeGrasso – Drums and Robbie Crane – Bass) – play the following dates in July and August:

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18.07. UK Holmfirth – Picturedome
19.07. UK Steelhouse Festival – Ebbw Vale
20.07. UK Brighton – Concorde 2
22.07. UK Northampton – Roadmenders
23.07. UK Leicester – Academy
24.07. UK Guildford – G Live
25.07. D Bochum – Zeche
26.07. S Falkenberg – Falkenberg RockFest
27.07. D Berlin – C-Club
29.07. D Munich – Free & Easy / Backstage Werk
30.07. D Saarbrücken – Garage
31.07. D Geiselwind – Bike & Music Weekend
01.08 D Wacken – WOA Festival
02.08. S Rejmyre – Skogsrojet Festival
03.08. S Helsingborg – Tivoli
05.08. UK Preston – 53 Degrees
06.08. UK Buckley – Tivoli
07.08. UK Birmingham – The Asylum
08.08. S Gavle – Getaway Rock Festival
09.08. NO Alesund – Back in the Fields Festival

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The Band then head into the studio to record the follow-up to the 2013 release All Hell Breaks Loose for Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

The album, as yet untitled, will be scheduled for release in February 2015, with European and US tours to follow with other territories the band has not played as yet the first time around.

BLACK STAR RIDERS purchase links for All Hell Breaks Loose can be found here: http://bit.ly/BSR-AHBL

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

* For more info on BLACK STAR RIDERS:

Facebook: Black Star Riders

Website: http://www.blackstarriders.com

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USA: http://www.nuclearblastusa.com

Europe: http://www.nuclearblast.de

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LONG LIVE MARCO MENDOZA.

LONG LIVE ROBBIE CRANE.

LONG LIVE BLACK STAR RIDERS.

Stone.

RONNY MUNROE “THE OTHERS” (LONG LIVE HEAVY METAL) OFFCIAL VIDEO IS: STONE’S METAL PICK OF THE DAY!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, music news, music videos, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on May 26, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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RONNY MUNROE – The powerful voice of Metal Church and Metal warrior, Ronny Munroe, will be seeing his 3rd solo album, Electric Wake, releasing via Rat Pak Records on June 24th, 2014. Keeping true to his Heavy Metal aura, Ronny Munroe once again sings the doctrine of our beloved music genre, in impressive and enlightening fashion. The aforementioned is why the official music video for The Others (Long Live Heavy Metal) is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

This Metal spirited music video also features the beautiful and talented Pamela Moore (shared lead and vocal harmonies) and Tesla’s Dave Rude on guitar! A grand song of Metal unification among our community this is! Metal be thy name! – Stone

 Turn The Volume Onto HIGH And Enjoy The Others (Long Live Heavy Metal) Official Music Video! Whoa!

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* For more info on RONNY MUNROE:

Facebook: Ronny Munroe

Website: http://www.ronnymunroe.com

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Website: http://www.ratpakrecords.com

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LONG LIVE RONNY MUNROE.

LONG LIVE HEAVY METAL.

Stone.

Some Metal and Rock ‘N Roll Thoughts – Saturday, May 24th, 2014

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 24, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Hello my fellow Metal brethren and Rockaholics! It is Saturday morning on May 24th, 2014. In another month from now, the year will be nearly half over! Whoa! Today in Southwestern Ohio it is sunny with a most fantastic blue sky, along with a current temperature of 68°F. When it comes to weather, it just doesn’t get more comfortable than that! However, the humidity will settle in later today and I will surely sweat like a stranded hippo on a Florida highway, by late afternoon. Whoa.

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I fell into a whiz-bang trade yesterday that landed me 6 cassettes from yesteryear. Man, we are talking about Death, Morbid Angel, Biohazard and GWAR, when it comes to these (kinda rare) cassettes! All 6 are in super-duper condition too! Yes, those classic cassettes of our Metal heroes are rising in value and becoming more collectable by the week!

The Death cassette I landed is the incredible 1993 release: Individual Thought Patterns. I’ll post a quick story about this trade, with an accompanying photo in the coming days. Whoa!

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My 2000 Ford Taurus is currently sitting idle at my local mechanics shop. That sucks so badly. Apparently, it needs a sensor that triggers some gadget to tell the fuel pump what to do; or something like that. This stinking “sensor” is not available as an “after-market” product; thus the mechanic and I are waiting on the dumb-dumbs at some Ford auto parts warehouse to send the sensor we need asap. This sensor is on backorder; thus I don’t know when I’ll have my car back. Trust me, the car won’t go farther than 20 yards without this ridiculous and necessary part. In the meantime, my wife and I are sharing her car. Yay!!

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Wouldn’t it be sweet if Adrian Vandenberg was to return to Whitesnake, replacing Doug Aldrich? Man, I wish Doug didn’t have to leave Whitesnake, cause he paired up with David Coverdale to write some amazingly memorable songs on their last 2 studio albums. Regardless, Doug Aldrich has a soaring music career happening and Burning Rain is a fine example of that notion.

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That’s all I have to say, really. I could write another 5,000 words, however, would you really want to read it? I will be reviewing some killer Death Metal albums in the coming days, stay tuned my Deathaholics! Yes, I will review some new Hard Rock releases from 2014 as well. I have been listening to the  music more than writing about it, lately! It’s all freaking good. Metal be thy name. – Stone

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE ROCK AND ROLL.

Stone.

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