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On This Day In METAL History – October 21st…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 21, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

The Who - Rarities Vol 2 - 1970-1973 promo cover pic

On October 21st, 1976The Who performed their last concert in North America with drummer Keith Moon, at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Canada. The legendary Keith Moon passed away at the very young age of 32, on September 7th, 1978. Rest in peace, Keith Moon.

Frank Zappa - Saturday Night Live - 1978 - promo pic

On this day in 1978Frank Zappa is the musical guest and host on Saturday Night Live. Rest in peace, Frank Zappa.

Living Colour - Glamour Boys - promo single sleeve - 1988-89

On October 21st, 1989Living Colour reaches #31 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart with Glamour Boys. This song was Living Colour’s fourth single released from their 1988 debut studio album: Vivid.

Def Leppard - When Love & Hate Collide - promo single sleeve

On this day in 1995Def Leppard reached number two on the U.K. Singles Chart with When Love & Hate Collide. This song would be Def Leppard’s biggest hit in their home country, while only reaching #58 in the United States.

David Lee Roth - Crazy From The Heat - promo book cover pic - #69DD

On October 21st, 1997 – The ever charismatic David Lee Roth released his autobiography Crazy From The Heat. Diamond Dave’s autobiography revealed stories about his days in Van Halen and as a solo artist. Rock climbing and stories of his childhood were also covered. Crazy From The Heat also ranked at #13 in Rolling Stone’s The 25 Greatest Rock Memoirs Of All Time.

Alice Cooper - Warner Brothers promo card - circa early 70s

On this day in 1998Alice Cooper filed a lawsuit against KISS, claiming their song Dreamin’ sounded too similar to his band’s iconic hit single I’m Eighteen. This suit would be settled out of court the following year. Dreamin’ is a song from the 1998 KISS studio album: Psycho Circus.

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band - Anthology - promo book cover

On October 21st, 2006Bob Seger sang America The Beautiful before Game 1 of the 2006 World Series at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. This marked the 102nd Major League Baseball World Series, with the St. Louis Cardinals defeating the Detroit Tigers: 4 games to 1.

Evanescence - The Open Door - promo album cover pic - #AL

On this day in 2006Evanescence were at #1 on the U.S. album chart with their second album The Open Door. This release became the 700th #1 album in Billboard, since the chart became a weekly feature, dating back to 1956.

Cynthia Kereluk - work out - promo cover pic - #334

Paul Rodgers - The Royal Sessions - promo album banner pic - 2014

On October 21st, 2011Paul Rodgers, famously known as vocalist for Free, Bad Company, The Firm, The Law and Queen + Paul Rodgers, became a Canadian citizen during an hour-long ceremony at Central City Tower in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. Paul Rodgers has been married to former Miss Canada Cynthia Kereluk since 2007.

Slipknot - 5 The Gray Chapter - promo cover pic - 2014PG

On this day in 2014Slipknot .5: The Gray Chapter is released. This marks the first Slipknot studio album without the late, beloved founding member, songwriter and bassist Paul Gray. This album also marks the first without drummer Joey Jordison. The new drummer’s name has not been revealed. Metal be thy name. Rest in peace, Paul Gray.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Steve Lukather - Transition - promo cover pic - #2013SL

Steve Lukather- legendary guitarist for Toto and revered solo artist was born on October 21st, 1947. Happy Birthday, Steve! Whoa! Steve Lukather is also a multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and arranger. A true man of music is Steve Lukather.

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

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ISIS REISSUE “OCEANIC” ON NOV. 4th

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, music news, progressive metal, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 20, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Isis - Oceanic - promo album cover pic - remastered - 2014

RE-MASTERED RELEASE INCLUDES NEW PACKAGING

San Francisco – ISIS reissue a remastered version of Oceanic, the band’s 2002 album, on Nov. 4th via Ipecac Recordings.

Oceanic was Terrorizer’s album of the year for 2002 and in a multi-page “Hall of Fame” article discussing the influence of the nine-song release, Decibel Magazine said “Unlike Celestial’s outright anger and brutality, Oceanic was expansive, inviting and in many respects, the opposite of its forebearer. Surely, it was still Isis, for Aaron Turner’s howl and the group’s undulating tumult still played a significant role in how they communicated, but the collective had aged, learned to open up and, as you will learn, smoked Boston out of its reefer reserves. With tracks like opener ‘The Beginning and the End,’ the body/mind-moving ‘False Light’ and the exceptional ‘Weight’ —with Maria Christopher’s fey voice leading the despondent charge— Oceanic was, for all intents and purposes, a sea change moment for Isis.”

“With the Oceanic remaster I feel we’ve saved the best for last,” explained drummer Aaron Harris.  “The clarity that’s been revealed in these songs was surprising even to me. I’ve heard these songs probably thousands of times. When I listened to the remastered version of “Weight” it was like I was back in the studio recording the song. I also noticed a lot of new detail in Jeff’s bass guitar, and energy in the guitars. I know Oceanic is a favorite among fans, and I think this remaster will bring a new appreciation even to those who have heard it many times.”

A Soundcloud stream of the remastered version of “The Beginning and the End” is available here:

The band, in partnership with Ipecac Recordings, has previously reissued re-mastered versions of Celestial, Panopticon and TemporalMika Jussila remastered Oceanic and artwork revisions were handled by Aaron Turner.

ISIS’ final studio album was Wavering Radiant, which was released in the spring of 2009. The group disbanded in 2010.

Oceanic – Track Listing:

The Beginning and the End

The Other

False Light

Carry

Maritime

Weight

From Sinking

Hym

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

* For more info on ISIS:

Facebook: Isis the band

http://www.isistheband.com/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE THE MUSIC LEGACY OF ISIS.

LONG LIVE METAL. 

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – October 20th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 20, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Monster Mash - Bobby Boris Pickett - promo single cover - #1962BP

On October 20th, 1962, Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett and the Crypt Kickers began a two-week stop at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with Monster Mash. The song had been banned by The BBC in the UK, as it was deemed offensive. Monster Mash would become a #3 hit in the UK eleven years later, in 1973.

Joe Walsh - the smoker you drink the player you get - promo cover pic

On this day in 1973Joe Walsh hits #23 with Rocky Mountain Way, a song featured on his 1973 studio album: The Smoker You Drink, the Player You Get.

Led Zeppelin - The Song Remains The Same - movie poster promo - #RP1

On October 20th, 1976 – Led Zeppelin’s movie The Song Remains the Same premiered at movie theaters in the United States.

MTV logo - classic logo - #9987

On this day in 1990 - MTV announces its MTV’s Radio Station contest, by giving away a radio station and $10,000.

On October 20th, 1991 - MTV Brazil presents its Top 100 Countdown Show, in celebration of its 1st anniversary.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Tom Petty - Creem promo magazine cover - october 1985

TOM PETTY

Born on October 20th, 1950 was Tom Petty. Happy Birthday, Tom! Yeah! Famously known for his band Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, this music legend was also a member of the American/British supergroup: The Traveling Wilburys. Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers were inducted into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2002. Above photo: Creem magazine, October 1985 issue.

Al Greenwood - Foreigner - keyboards - circa late 70's - #2754AG

ALAN GREENWOOD

1951, Born on October 20th, 1951 was Alan Greenwood. Happy Birthday, Alan! Alan Greenwood was a founding member and keyboardist for Foreigner, playing on Foreigner (1977), Double Vision (1978) and Head Games (1979). Alan also played keyboards on Joe Lynn Turner’s debut solo album from 1985: Rescue You.

Mitch Lucker - RIP - image - November 1st - 2012

MITCH LUCKER

Born on October 20th, 1984 was Mitch Lucker. Mitch was a singer, songwriter and founding member of the Extreme Metal band: Suicide Silence. Mitch Lucker passed away, way too young, in 2012, due to injuries he sustained in a motorcycle crash.

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

NERVECELL – Dubai-Based Death/Thrash Unit To Reissue Psychogenocide Full-Length Via Unique Leader Records In January; Studio Clips + Live Footage Posted

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 19, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Nervecell - promo band pic - 2014 - #1776DM

Dubai-Based Death/Thrash assault, and recent Unique Leader signees, NERVECELL, will reissue their critically lauded Psychogenocide full-length next year.

Initially released via Lifeforce Records in 2011, Psychogenocide was produced and engineered by Rami H. Mustafa at Spellbind Studio in Dubai, United Arab Emirates with drums engineered by Joe Haley at Red Planet Studios in Australia, then mixed and mastered by Wojtek and Slawek Wieslawscy at Hertz Studios (Behemoth, Vader, Decapitated) in Bialystok, Poland. The album features a guest vocal appearance by Nile’s Karl Sanders on the song “Shunq (To The Despaired…King Of Darkness)” and reaped mass approval from major media outlets globally.

Metal Hammer championed the band’s, “…thrilling contrast between oriental and musical culture,” furthering that, “these elements don’t collide, they complement each other,” Legacy extolled, “an amazing oriental death-ax and a must have for every Metal hornet,” while The Metal Observer gushed, “it’s quite the quandary to find an even remotely average track on Psychogenocide. NERVECELL‘s latest is a Death Metal album that succeeds in part to its strong focus on memorability and song structure. Things work exceedingly well from start-to-finish…”

Adds the band in a collective statement:Psychogenocide is an album about manipulation and the deception of the human race for an agenda of a higher purpose. A modern approach to the old-school Death/Thrash metal sound, that is both technical yet melodic and full of the NERVECELL signature Middle Eastern twist.”

Psychogenocide – Track Listing:

  1. Anemic Assurgency
  2. Upon An Epidemic Scheme
  3. All Eyes On Them
  4. Amok Doctrine
  5. Psychogenocide
  6. Imprint
  7. Shunq (To The Despaired…King Of Darkness)
  8. The Taste of Betrayal
  9. Driven By Nescience
  10. Nation’s Plague

Nervecell - promo album banner pic - psychogenocide - 2014

Forged in 2000 as one of the first Extreme Metal bands to emerge from Dubai and having toured alongside legendary Metal acts such as Metallica, Morbid Angel, Deicide, Decapitated and Suffocation, NERVECELL are true torchbearers for a Middle Eastern wave of Metal. The band released their debut full-length, Preaching Venom, in 2009 via Germany’s Lifeforce Records (Europe) and Spellbind Records (Middle East) followed by their critically-adored Psychogenocide long player just two years later. Their unique blend of Middle Eastern Death/Thrash and a reputation for debilitating action-packed live performances helped pave their way to playing some of Europe’s most renowned festivals including Wacken Open Air, With Full Force, Rock AM Ring, Rock IM Park, Summer Breeze and Brutal Assault.

The widespread success of Psychogenocide also awarded NERVECELL the honor of being crowned the “All Time Best Selling Metal Act” in the Middle East and North Africa region, consequently receiving a plaque of recognition from Virgin Megastores (MENA) in January of 2012 certifying this huge accomplishment. Psychogenocide was also lauded as one of the “Top 10 Death Metal Albums Of 2011″ by media outlets globally including Metal Hammer Magazine who named NERVECELL one of the “Defenders Of The Faith,” listing the band as one of the “50 Heroes Of The New Metal Revolution.”

Psychogenocide will be reissued on January 27th, 2015 via Unique Leader Records with preorders to be announced in the coming weeks. In the meantime check out various studio clips as well as live footage from the band’s pummeling performance at Kaltenbach Open Air at THIS LOCATION.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on NERVECELL:

http://www.nervecell.net

http://www.facebook.com/nervecell

http://www.uniqueleader.com

http://www.facebook.com/UniqueLeaderRecords

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE NERVECELL.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

Scarlett Gypsy #1 Debut Album “All Access” Is Dead-On Revival Of 80s Glam Rock

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 19, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Scarlett Gypsy Album Cover

Reunited East Coast band delivers fresh sounds, combining old school rock, glam metal and melodic vocals to fans across multiple genres!

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YORK, Penn./PRNewswire/ — The Glam Metal Rock Band Scarlett Gypsy has garnered the attention of fans and critics alike with the unveiling of their eagerly awaited debut album – All Access – available now on Amazon, iTunes, CDbaby and Bandcamp.

The bevy of sub-genres associated with glam metal and hard rock have often given birth to one-off bands and songs, but rarely is there an entire band assembled with the primary purpose of getting in a room together to watch what happens when their respective creative juices blend into an album like All Access. Well, Scarlett Gypsy is one band that delivers it straight with the volume cranked up high.

Scarlett Gypsy was an up & coming rock band in 1991-1992 when the industry changed and left them behind. Beginning in 1991 as a highly admired Glam Metal Hard Rock Band, Scarlett Gypsy began taking on America as they journeyed the turbulent east coast early 90s rock scene in the Philadelphia/South Jersey area, focusing on clubs like The Empire & The Galaxy that launched the careers of bands like Bon Jovi, Cinderella, Britney Fox, Heavens Edge and Tangier along with hometown hotspot The Tourist Inn that launch bands like Halestorm and Kix.

Fast-forward 20 years – the band reunites and immediately took Google+, Twitter and the rest of the Internet by storm. Longing for their music to finally be heard, Scarlett Gypsy put a few songs to some of their concert footage and posted it on YouTube and within a few weeks had over 100,000 views on their Google+ page with fans requesting where they could buy the music. As all things that fade away seem to become fresh again someday, the band decided to independently release their first studio album internationally now available on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, CDbaby and Bandcamp.

Scarlett Gypsy is an American Rock Band originating from York, Pennsylvania, with David Mathew on Lead Vocals, Steve Plonk on Guitar & Vocals, Robert Douglas on Bass and Scotty Scarlett on Drums & Vocals. Together these four combined create a great new refreshing sound of old school rock complete with blazing guitar riffs, melodic vocals and infectious hooks.

The debut album delivers old school rock, ballads and wild party rock’n choruses for all new glam metal heads and rockers alike to enjoy. Boldly combining elements of raw rock with glam fueled gritty guitar riffs, melodic vocals and all-around high-octane music, this Gypsy Band is determined to please every fan’s need to rock-out on hot summer nights to catchy hooks, fist-pumping party-rock choruses and rhythmically loose powerful rock music.

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Visit YouTube to view all of Scarlett Gypsy’s Music Videos https://www.youtube.com/user/ScarlettGypsyBand

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* For more info on SCARLETT GYPSY:

http://scarlettgypsyband.bandcamp.com/

https://www.google.com/+ScarlettGypsy

https://twitter.com/ScarlettGypsyBd

https://facebook.com/ScarlettGypsyBand

http://scarlettgypsyband.tumblr.com/

https://soundcloud.com/scarlettgypsyband

http://www.reverbnation.com/scarlettgypsy

https://play.spotify.com/album/2EODtLvWUKnYf52tqUSJW8

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SCARLETT GYPSY.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

SLIPKNOT – Featured As Guitar World Cover Story For December; “.5 The Gray Chapter” Releases October 21st!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 18, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Slipknot - Guitar World - Magazine Cover promo - 2014 - December

Read an excerpt from the December 2014 issue of Guitar World, featuring legendary Slipknot guitarists Jim Root and Mick Thompson being interviewed by Alan Di Perna, by clicking the link below! Whoa!

http://www.guitarworld.com/slipknots-jim-root-and-mick-thomson-talk-brutal-new-album-5-gray-chapter

Listen to Slipknot’s new album ‘.5: The Gray Chapter’ before its worldwide release on October 21st here: www.5TheGrayChapter.com.

Below, crank up and watch Slipknot’s music video for ‘The Devil In I’ from the upcoming album, .5: The Gray Chapter 

Slipknot - 5 The Gray Chapter - promo cover pic - 2014PG

SLIPKNOT – .5: THE GRAY CHAPTER Releases On October 21st, 2014, Via RoadRunner Records! Metal Be Thy Name!

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* For more info on SLIPKNOT:

Website: http://www.slipknot1.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SLIPKNOT.

LONG LIVE METAL.

REST IN PEACE, PAUL GRAY.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – October 18th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, music reviews, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 18, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced - promo poster - 1967 - #67JH

On October 18th, 1966The Jimi Hendrix Experience performed their first concert as a band, supporting French pop star Johnny Hallyday, at the Paris Olympia in France. The original lineup was: Jimi Hendrix on guitar & vocals, bassist and backing vocalist Noel Redding and drummer Mitch Mitchell. All three of these legendary pioneers of Metal are no longer with us, still, their music and influence will carry on forever.

The Jimi Hendrix Experience - All Along The Watchtower - single cover sleeve promo - 1968JHE

On this day in 1968 – A Jimi Hendrix cover version of Bob Dylan’s All Along the Watchtower is released. This song is featured on the 1968 iconic double-album: The Jimi Hendrix ExperienceElectric Ladyland.

Sweet - The Ballroom Blitz - promo single cover sleeve - 1975BC

On October 18th, 1975Sweet hits #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart in the United States, with The Ballroom Blitz. This song is featured on the third studio album from Sweet, released in 1974: Desolation Boulevard.

Star Wars - Classic Logo - Yellow & Black - #1977GL

On this day in 1977 Star Wars, George Lucas‘ record breaking and iconic Science Fiction adventure, is released in theaters. Metal Odyssey’s very own Stone claims: Star Wars is so freaking cool that it’s Metal. Metal be thy name!

Guns N Roses - Classic Logo - #551966GNR

On October 18th, 1989 – During a Guns N’ Roses set supporting The Rolling Stones at the Los Angeles Coliseum, Axl Rose announced he was quitting from the band. On the following night, Axl Rose apologized for saying that he would quit and proceeded to deliver a five-minute anti-drug speech.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Chuck Berry - The Ultimate Collection - promo cover pic

Chuck Berry - Greatest Hits - promo cover pic - #20145CB

CHUCK BERRY

On October 18th, 1926 – Charles (“Chuck”) Edward Anderson Berry was born in St. Louis, Missouri. Happy Birthday Chuck Berry! Whoa! The super-duper legendary Chuck Berry is aka: The Father Of Rock & Roll. Chuck Berry is famously known for his 1950’s hits: Maybellene, Roll Over Beethoven, Rock and Roll Music and Johnny B. Goode. A true Rock & Roll pioneer is Chuck Berry and his influence has touched many generations of musicians, across the globe!

Reo Speedwagon -  Playlist - The Very Best Of - promo cover pic - #2003REO

GARY RICHRATH

On October 18th, 1949 – Gary Richrath was born in Illinois. Happy Birthday, Gary! Yeah! Gary Richrath is most famously known for being a founding member, guitarist and backing vocalist of REO Speedwagon, from 1970 to 1990. Gary Richrath was also a songwriter and producer for REO Speedwagon. Gary has sung on several REO songs, including Find My Fortune from 1973 and (Only A) Summer Love from 1976. Gary is shown in top photo, (circa early 80’s), in the left top corner.

Richrath - Only The Strong Survive - Gary Richrath - 1992 solo album promo cover

 In 1992, Gary released a solo album: RichrathOnly The Strong Survive.

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

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