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On This Day In METAL History – September 30th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 30, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Aerosmith - Come Together - 45rpm - promo pic - 1978 - #77ST

Hello my fellow Metal brethren and Rockaholics! Here are some historic happenings that occurred on September 30th, in the Metal and Hard Rock worlds, over the past many decades. Metal Be Thy Name! – Stone


01 - On this day in 1978, Aerosmith reaches #23 on the Billboard Hot 100 with their cover single of the Beatles classic: Come Together.

Van Halen "OU812" large album pic!

02 – On this day, in 1988, Van Halen kicked off the second leg of their tour in support of their multi-hit album OU812, at the Rupp Arena, in Lexington, KY.


03 – On this day in 1998, ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill, Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen, Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash, Ramones singer Joey Ramone, Megadeth singer/guitarist Dave Mustaine, Joe Walsh and Matthew Sweet all made cameo appearances on The Drew Carey Show episode: In Ramada Da Vida.

T Rex - Electric Wizard - promo cover pic - #3985E

Born on this day in 1947, in the UK, was the pioneering Glam/Hard Rock legend: Marc Bolan. As a guitarist, singer and songwriter for T Rex, their 1972 single Bang A Gong, (Get It On) from the Electric Wizard album became a Top 10 hit in the US. Tragically, Marc Bolan passed away from injuries he sustained in a car accident, on September 16th, 1977.


Stone - 2011 Photo #1




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BLACK SABBATH – Ozzy Reveals To Metal Hammer A New Studio Album Is Planned With Rick Rubin; A Final Tour Planned For 2015

Posted in classic rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 29, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality album logo pic!

A new BLACK SABBATH studio album and final tour for 2015! Whoa! Metal Be Thy Name! Read the entire Metal Hammer article which features Ozzy Osbourne’s revelations on such grand news, by clicking the link below:







On This Day In METAL History – September 29th…

Posted in classic rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 29, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Motley Crue - band promo pic - band logo - 2014 - #771984

Here’s some really cool and historical Metal happenings that occurred on this day, September 29th, over the decades! Enjoy and… Metal Be Thy Name.


01 – On this day in 1980, the forever legendary Black Sabbath performed at Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri.

02 – On this day in 1981, Van Halen performed at the San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, California.

03 – On this day, back in 1987, MTV announced the “Motley Cruise to Nowhere” contest. Four winners would eventually be flown to Bermuda, where they would board a private party yacht for a cruise to the mysterious Bermuda Triangle, with Heavy Metal icons Mötley Crüe.

Metallica - Classic Band Logo - White on Black - #777493

04 – Back in 1991, Metallica kicked off their 138 date Wherever We May Roam World Tour at the Civic Center in Peoria, Illinois.

05 – Back in 2004, Keith Moon’s five-piece drum kit, custom-made back in 1968 for The Who drummer, sold for a whopping £120,000 pounds ($215,772 – US) in London. An American collector was the buyer, setting a new world auction record for a set of drums.


Stone - 2011 Photo #1




HELLION – October Tour Dates!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 29, 2014 by Metal Odyssey


From the Hellion Headquarters:

Hi Friends,

Here are Hellion’s tour dates for October:

02 – Whisky a Go Go – Los Angeles, CA
03 – Count Vamp’d – Las Vegas, NV
04 – Cactus Moon – Mesa, AZ
07 – Lasalle’s – Chico, CA
09 – The Hop – Spokane, WA
10 – El Corazon – Seattle, WA
11 – The Bouquet – Boise, ID
15 – Red Line Tap – Chicago, IL
16 – Dead Horse Saloon – Pittsburgh, PA
17 – Rock Pile West – Toronto, ON
18 – Diesel Concert Lounge – Detroit, MI
19 – Legendary Dobbs – Philadelphia, PA
20 – Fish Head Cantina – Baltimore, MD
22 – Devils Tail – Junction City, KS
23 – The Vanguard – Tulsa, OK
24 – The Dirty Dog – Austin, TX
25 – CPN Metal Fest – Houston, TX
26 – Fitzgeralds – San Antonio, TX
27 – Korova – San Antonio, TX
30 – Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
31 – End of Tour Party – Secret Location

First, a reminder to please click here and vote for Hellion’s CD “Karma’s A Bitch.”

Thanks for your support,

The Hellion Team


* For more info on HELLION:

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ANNIHILATED – Extreme Death Metal Unit Featuring Members Of Abysmal Dawn And Arkaik To Release Unique Leader Debut; Lyric Video Now Playing At Revolver Magazine

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 28, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Annihilated - XIII Steps To Ruination - promo cover pic

California-based Extreme Death Metal perpetrators, ANNIHILATED – who features within its ranks, current and former members of Abysmal Dawn, Grotesque, Excretion, and Arkaik – will spread their sonic sickness across the lands this Fall with the release of debut full-length, XIII Steps To Ruination.

Set for official unleashing via brutality powerhouse, Unique Leader Records, ANNIHILATED’s XIII Steps To Ruination was produced by drummer Scott Fuller (Abysmal Dawn) and boasts eleven pounding, methodically-crafted tales of torment bedecked in hailstorm riff sequences, homicidal blasts, maniacal vocal onslaughts, and strategically composed percussive syncopation all fueled, conceptually, by political/corporate disgust and societal revulsion. As an added bonus, XIII Steps To Ruination features guest appearances by Sven De Caluwe (Aborted), Monte Pittman (Prong), Peter Truax (Vesterian, Eyes Of Fire) and Eric Stobel (Plaguereaper, P.O.R.).

Comments Fuller of ANNIHILATED’s union with Unique Leader: “We are psyched to be a part of the Unique Leader family. With such a notable roster of brutal Death Metal bands and awesome releases, we feel right at home.”

In anticipation of XIII Steps To Ruination‘s forthcoming release, today Revolver Magazine is hosting the official lyric video for the title track. Get furious, question government and witness some audio/visual carnage at THIS LOCATION.


XIII Steps To Ruination – Track Listing:

1. Global Enslavement
2. Eyes In The Sky
3. This Fear I Speak Of
4. XIII Steps To Ruination
5. Eradication Profits
6. Divide Distract Deceive
7. For The Ignorant
8. Wastelands
9. Creations Of Man
10. Throne Of Eternity
11. Putrifacation


ANNIHILATED was forged in 2008 by guitarists Eric Matranga and Robert Fimbres shortly following the demise of Los Angeles’ Excretion. Intent on composing music with a purpose, ANNIHILATED stands resolutely against society’s prevalent “sheep mentality” in favor of rational thought, questioning the motives of government and news media outlets though debilitating auditory domination.

XIII Steps To Ruination will see release via Unique Leader Records on October 28th, 2014 in North America, October 31st,2014 in Europe and November 3rd, 2014 in the UK. Preorder your copy today at THIS LOCATION.


(Source: Earsplit PR)

Unique Leader Records - logo - B&W - 2013





On This Day In METAL History – September 28th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 28, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

George Lynch - Guitar World Mag cover promo - 1990

Above: The legendary George Lynch on the cover of Guitar World (November – 1990)


01 – Back on September 28th, 1954, the legendary George Lynch was born! Happy Metal Birthday, George Lynch! This amazing guitarist was instrumental in Dokken’s skyrocketing to the top during the 80’s, with his legendary signature guitar tones and screaming solos, George Lynch gave this band an identity that has proved to be irreplaceable. During his post-Dokken years, George Lynch has worked tirelessly on a boastful Heavy Music career with his bands Lynch Mob, Souls Of We, T & N and most currently KXM.

ACDC - Classic Band Logo - #10014

As reported on The Official AC/DC Site:

02 – 23 years ago on September 28th 1991, AC/DC headlined a “Monsters Of Rock” festival at Tushino Airfield in Moscow, Russia. The show unofficially became part of the “Monsters Of Rock” European tour that was taking place since the later part of August.

Just one month earlier, there was a failed coup consisting of members of the Soviet Union’s government attempt to take control from the Soviet President. The concert was assembled to take place in Moscow’s Tushino Airfield as a thank you from the Russian government, offering free admission to concert attendees. AC/DC were invited to perform just three days prior to the concert date.

The crowd in attendance is one of the largest in concert history, and certainly the largest in “Monsters Of Rock” festival history, at an incredible estimated 1.6 million. Other bands that performed that day include Metallica, The Black Crowes, Pantera, and E.S.T..


03On a much more enormously somber note: 

As reported by the Ottawa Star:

On this day in 2012, the owner of the site of the 2003 Warwick R.I., nightclub fire (sparked by “Great White’s” pyrotechnics that killed 100 people) donated the land for a permanent memorial.








KAINE – To Support Savage Messiah In November

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on September 27, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Kaine - promo band pic - 2014 - #03209

KAINE are pleased to announce that they have been chosen to open for Savage Messiah on the 21st of November at the Portland Arms Cambridge.

The band was given the support slot after being chosen by fans in a poll that was run by the promoter, Millerton Events Cambridge. Kaine won over half the votes despite competing against 11 other bands for the slot.

Band founder Rage Sadler said:

“Many of our fans have requested we play with Savage Messiah for a long time, seeing that we are two revival bands with styles that complement each other well. We are extremely lucky to have been given this rare opportunity to actually do this gig by our fans. Savage Messiah are on a big label and its not very easy to work with one another, so we are very excited about being able to finally do this. We will be playing a number of our older thrash songs at the show which makes this gig even more special for the band. It will also be fun to catch up with Mira (Savage Messiah, bass) who we befriended while he was playing in Monument. This will definitely be a gig not to miss.”

For more information on the show, please visit the event page on Facebook:

In further news, the band’s critically acclaimed album The Waystone will be released on vinyl and CD in North American on October 14th 2014 via Static Tension Records.

Kaine - The Waystone - promo cover pic - 2014






(Source: Dewar PR)






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