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On This Day In METAL History – December 13th… From Jimi Hendrix To Ted Nugent

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, movies, Music, music news, rock music with tags , , , , on December 13, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Foxy Lady - promo 45 - single cover sleeve - 1967JH

On December 13th, 1966The Jimi Hendrix Experience recorded their song Foxy Lady. On this same day, they made their first TV appearance on the British television show: Ready Steady Go. Foxy Lady is featured on the iconic debut album from the Jimi Hendrix Experience: Are You Experienced, released in 1967.

Billy Idol - Whiplash Smile - promo cover pic - #1986BI

On this day in 1986Billy Idol peaked at number six on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart, with his third full-length studio album: Whiplash Smile. This album went on to achieve Platinum status in the United States.

Vinnie Moore - Meltdown - promo album cover pic - 1991VM

Vinnie Moore – Meltdown

Rush - Roll The Bones - promo album cover pic - 1991GLNP

RUSH – Roll The Bones

On December 13th, 1991 – Guitar virtuoso Vinnie Moore opened for the legendary RUSH at the Hartford Civic Center, in Hartford, Connecticut. Vinnie Moore was touring in support of his third solo album from 1991: Meltdown. This was one of many concert dates on the Roll The Bones Tour for RUSH. Roll The Bones was the fourteenth studio album released by the Canadian Rock legends.

Slash - Gibson Guitar - promo ad - flyer - #33SG

On this day in 1993 – Guitarist Slash joined Billy Joel onstage, to lend a solo to the song shameless, during a concert at the Los Angeles Sports Arena. Whoa!

Mars Attacks! - promo movie poster pic - #1996DDJNGC

On December 13th, 1996 – The Science Fiction/Comedy, Tim Burton directed Mars Attacks! was released to wide-screen theaters, via Warner Bros. Pictures. This film boasts a legendary cast of: Jack Nicholson, Glenn Close, Annette Bening, Pierce Brosnan, Danny DeVito, Michael J. Fox, Sarah Jessica Parker, Martin Short and even… the legendary Tom Jones. Whoa, man! Mars Attacks! is… Metal.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Ted Nugent - Shut Up And Jam - promo cover pic - 2014


Born on December 13th, 1948 was Ted Nugent. Happy Rockin’ birthday, Ted! Yeah and whoa! The Motor City Madman has been electrifying his fans with his dazzling array of guitar licks, tricks and memorable riffs. With 14 solo studio albums and more than several live albums to his credit, Ted Nugent has spanned across five decades, playing his  unique style of Rock N’ Roll.

Spanning the Ted Nugent discography, many great lead singers were featured, such as: Meatloaf, Derek St. Holmes, Brian Howe and a lead vocal one song/cameo on 2014’s Shutup & Jam! by Sammy Hagar. Metal be thy name!

Damn Yankees - promo cover pic - #1990TNTSJB

Ted Nugent began his road to Rockin’ fame as the lead guitarist for Detroit’s very own: The Amboy Dukes. Ted Nugent was also a co-founder of the Hard Rock supergroup: Damn Yankees. With guitarist Tommy Shaw, Jack Blades on bass and drummer Michael Cartellone, Damn Yankees were born. With 2 studio albums released from 1990 to 1992, Damn Yankees were a favorite of MTV and FM radio, with five music videos and nine hit singles.

Ted Nugent - For President - promo sticker image

Stone - 2011 Photo #1




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HELLION – 2014 Recap and 2015 Updates, Courtesy Of Ann Boleyn

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 11, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Ann Boleyn - Hellion - publicity pic - 2014 - #77663

From the Hellion Headquarters newsletter:

Hi Friends,

Sorry for the delay in posting news.  It’s been a crazy few weeks ever since returning from tour!

As, many of you know, in addition to being the singer of Hellion, and of running New Renaissance, I am also an attorney. I was back to work, and in court on the following Monday after the tour.  However, a lot of work has now paid off with the successful resolution of a major case. Now its time to get back to working on more creative endeavors and on planning for a great 2015.

In between all of that, Hellion released our first official video in over a decade. The video is of our new song, Betrayer, and includes fan-filmed video from our shows in Toronto, Los Angeles, Boise, Seattle, and a few more cities.  If you haven’t already seen it, check it out here. (Or below):

Maxxxwell Carlisle, Simon Wright, and myself are already writing new music. I will also be singing a cover-version of a Scorpions song on Max’s new solo CD. I will be recording the vocal track for that in the next week or two.

Hellion also recorded the shows from the recent Hellion tour. So, over the holidays, we will be mixing those tracks and will eventually release them on a live CD.

As far as live shows, Hellion will be playing May 9, 2015 at the Arcadia Theater in St. Charles, IL with Y&T and Quiet Riot. More US shows will be added, too in 2015.   We will also be doing shows in Europe and the UK. In fact, we have bookings now through 2016.  Due to our contracts with some of the promoters, I can’t announce some of the shows until the promoters officially announce them.

2014 has been a very productive year. We released two new CDs:  (1) Hellion’s “To Hellion & Back” 2-CD anthology; and, (2) “Karma’s A Bitch.”  Both CDs are available at all major outlets.  We did our first tour in North America, as well.

Both myself and the band have a lot in store for 2015. We will be releasing our first vinyl releases in over a decade soon (in limited edition). We will have a new live album, some more re-releases, and of course new music for you, too.

I am also going to start work on a book. The book will be entitled “The Art of Singing Loud.” The book will focus on the unique challenges that are faced by singers of hard rock, thrash, metal, punk, etc. An important part of this book will include interviews from well-respected singers, I have already received commitments from a number of great singers and will be announcing more details in the coming weeks.

I will give everybody more updates, soon.  Meanwhile, please make sure you are on the Hellion mailing list so you don’t miss out!

And, don’t miss out on our awesome sale in the Hellion Store, too.  We’ve put together some killer fan bundles with limited edition tour merchandise. And, as an added bonus, we will be adding some special gifts with each order.

Best Witches,

Ann Boleyn

On Behalf of Hellion






SAXON – Postpones UK Tour Due To Sudden Illness Of Drummer Nigel Glocker

Posted in classic rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 11, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Saxon - Warriors Of The World Tour - rescheduled dates - february 2015

As reported on the Saxon (Official) Facebook:

Saxon regret to inform UK fans that the remaining tour dates have been postponed due to Nigel Glocker’s health issues. The drummer was rushed to the hospital on Monday night; more details will follow as soon as available.

Biff Byford says: “Devastating news that our friend and drummer Nigel has been taken ill. We have to postpone all shows until we find out more. He has been taken to hospital in Newcastle. All our thoughts are with Nigel and his family.”

Biff Byford later wrote: “Nigel our friend and brother is in the hospital in the UK having tests to find a bleed on his brain. He is up and talking but he says he has a ball crushing headache. I will pass all your messages on to Gina, Nigel’s wife and we all pray that Nige can pull through this! At the moment all shows have been re scheduled to 3/4/5/6/7 of February 2015″ – Biff

Nigel Glockler - Saxon Drummer - publicity pic - #2014NG

Nigel Glocker (Credit: Saxon Facebook)

The UK dates were due to be the culmination of 38-date European tour “Warriors of the Road” celebrating their 35th Anniversary. The set list featured tracks from what is known to the fans as ‘The Holy Trinity’ – Saxon’s seminal albums Wheels of Steel, Strong Arm of the Law and Denim and Leather.

The following shows are re-scheduled as follows: Tickets are valid for the new dates.

February 3rd NEWCASTLE Academy

February 4th NOTTINGHAM Rock City

February 5th WOLVERHAMPTON Wulfrun Hall

February 6th OXFORD Academy

February 7th LONDON Shepherds Bush Empire

The band and management would like to apologize to all involved for any inconvenience caused.


* For more info on SAXON:

Facebook: Saxon (Official)






IRON MAIDEN – Infinite Dreams (Live) 12″ Vinyl From November 1989 – A Look Back On A Classic

Posted in classic rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 10, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Iron Maiden - Infinite Dreams - Live - Maiden England - vinyl promo pic - #1989

As told on the IRON MAIDEN Facebook:

This single (Infinite Dreams Live) reached #6 in the UK singles chart and was the band’s fourth Top 10 single from the Seventh Son album, the other positions being 3, 5 and 6. The video for this single was filmed at Birmingham NEC in November 1988 on the final leg of the Seventh Son Tour.

The full concert was also released the same month on longform vhs entitled Maiden England, and reissued for the first time on DVD in 2013. The b-side (Killers ’88) was the first official release of Killers being sung by Bruce.

Use links below to purchase the vinyl reissues:


Stone Says: I never owned this 12″ single of Infinite Dreams (Live), however, I did once own the (1989) die-cut picture disc of it! My late sister, Christine, had bought me the picture disc as a Christmas gift. God rest her soul. Sadly, I sold it about a dozen years ago or so, during a time when I was very broke and needed cash for necessities. This cool picture disc was an import from the UK. See photo below, as it is a very rare die-cut picture disc at that! As the late and great Frank Sinatra would sing… That’s Life.

Iron Maiden - picture disc - Infinite Dreams - die-cut - #1988 - 73

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DORO “All We Are: The Fight” EP Is – Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Metal, Heavy Metal, Music, Hard Rock, rock music, classic rock, music news with tags , , , , , on December 8, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Doro - All We Are - The Fight EP - promo album cover pic - #2007DP

DORO All We Are: The Fight EP was released back on May 25th, 2007, via AFM Records. This tidy EP of five songs are Heavy Metal bliss to my ears and Doro Pesch is (as always) alluring on vocals. I was in the Metal mood today for DORO and this EP I listened to multiple times to satisfy my Metal spirit. I purchased this DORO EP on iTunes a few years ago and would love to eventually get my hands on the physical CD as well. You just cannot take the old school out of me, praise the Metal Gods for that.

I’m not certain if this EP was ever released on vinyl; if so, I would want the vinyl version! Whoa. The re-recording of DORO’s Heavy Metal anthem All We Are is the opener and never ceases to give me those always welcomed Metal chills. Oh, sweet molasses, yeah. All We Are was originally released on the 1987 Warlock studio album: Triumph And Agony. That said album was the fourth and final release from the great Warlock.

Doro - Publicity Photo - 2012 - #1!

Thunderspell is an outright jewel of a song; it is a Heavy Metal accomplishment in my Metal opinion and Doro Pesch is untouchable singing it. Her band is nothing short of excellent (of course) on this EP, musically lifting the powerful vocals of Doro Pesch into the Heavy Metal stratosphere! The one ballad on this EP is Everything’s Lost and it’s moving and emotionally driven, courtesy of Doro’s vocals, inspirational guitar solo and intermittent piano notes.

On My Own is a duet featuring Doro Pesch and the great Marc Storace of KROKUS fame. Call it a power ballad that Rocks my face off. ‘Nuff said. The one cover song is Babe I’m Gonna Leave You, originally recorded as a Folk song by Anne Bredon in the late 1950’s.The legendary Joan Baez later covered this song in 1963 and the iconic Led Zeppelin turned it into a classic on their 1969 debut and self-titled album. Doro Pesch makes this song her own, please excuse the cliché. Seriously, I love the way Doro Pesch approached this Rock classic, nothing is watered down and the emotion of the song remains exactly intact. Yes, it Rocks.

This EP has (the near hidden) subtitle: A Tribute to Regina Halmich. The version of the re-recorded title track All We Are was originally performed March 30th, 2006 on television in Germany, as the pump-you-up entrance song for Doro’s close friend, German boxing champion Regina Halmich. Great stuff and Metal be thy name. – Stone

Doro - All We Are - The Fight EP - promo album cover pic - #2007DP

All We Are: The Fight EP – Track Listing:

01. All We Are (re-recorded)

02. Thunderspell

03. Everything’s Lost

04. On My Own

05. Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You


* For more info on DORO:

Facbook: DORO






DEWAR PR – Releases Free Digital Compilation

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 3, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Dewar PR - logo - red-black-2014

Back in the day people used to make mixtapes for each other on actual cassette tapes. With the coming of CDs, CD compilations became a big thing. The internet age in the 21st Century is fastly eroding the physical in music and digital is how everything is done. Compilations and mixtapes have not died away though and thanks to such streaming sites like Bandcamp, Soundcloud and YouTube, people can freely share their favourite tunes.

Dewar PR, which specialises in effective Heavy Metal and Hard Rock publicity, has put together a digital compilation of some of the most interesting tunes coming from the Heavy Metal underground at the moment. This collection of songs represents what Dewar PR strives for: discovering talent deep in the underground and providing it with the media coverage it deserves.

The compilation is available for free streaming and download via MetalRecusants. (URL:

For more information regarding Dewar PR, please visit us on Facebook, Twitter or simply email us at

Included on this digital mixtape are bands that have worked with Dewar PR and those who haven’t but we thought that you would enjoy.






MESSIAH’S KISS – “Get Your Bulls Out!” Releases On December 5th, Via Massacre Records

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

Messiah's Kiss - Get Your Bulls Out - promo album pic - #2014MK

MESSIAH’S KISS – Livin In Paradise Pre-Listening:


Mike Tirelli – Vocals

Jason Banks – Guitar

Georg Kraft – Guitar

Wayne Banks – Bass

Eckhard Ostra – Drums


Here’s the ‪‎track list‬ of Messiah’s Kiss’ upcoming album Get Your Bulls Out!:

01. Livin In Paradise
02. Immortal Memory
03. Rescue Anyone? Rescue Me!
04. Survivor (Take A Ride On My Heels)
05. Time To Say Goodbye
06. Only Murderers Kill Time
07. Fuel For Life
08. Mission To Kill
09. Symphony Of Sin
10. Nobody Knows Your Name
11. Who’s The First To Die
12. Whisper A Prayer
13. Without Forgiveness
14. Buried Alive

Digipak Bonus Tracks:
15. Only Murderers Kill Time (Acoustic Version)
16. It’s No Good

Messiah's Kiss - Get Your Bulls Out! - promo album banner - band promo - #2014MKMR

* For more info on MESSIAH’S KISS:


Massacre Records - M Logo - 2014








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