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On This Day In METAL History – June 23rd… From BATMAN To VIRGIN STEELE

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, movies, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on June 23, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Batman - promo movie poster pic - 1989 - #0623MKGNBLSLB

On June 23rd, 1989Batman was released to wide-screen theaters. The first film of this iconic franchise of sequels, Michael Keaton plays Batman and the great Jack Nicholson plays the twisted villain: The Joker. The lovely Kim Basinger and New Jersey born Robert Wuhl also star in this film. No matter what angle I scrutinize from… Batman… is Metal. The Joker is Metal too. Metal Be Thy Name!

Slaughter - Up All Night - promo 45rpm cover sleeve - 1990 - #0623MSRSLNSM

On June 23rd, 1990Slaughter has their hit Hard Rock anthem, Up All Night, sitting at #27, on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. Whoa! This song is featured on Slaughter’s fantastic debut album from 1990: Stick It To Ya. Hell and yeah!

Iron Maiden - classic band logo - yellow - blue - black

On June 23rd, 2012 – The remarkable IRON MAIDEN performed at Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States. Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood is in the company of 75 wooded acres too. Hot damn!

Crystal Ball - promo band pic - 2015 - #0623MOSLHNACB

Pictured above: CRYSTAL BALL

Crystal Ball - Liferider - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #CBLAGF0623

On June 23rd, 2015 – Switzerland’s Melodic Metal band CRYSTAL BALL releases their new studio album, Liferider, in the USA via Massacre Records. Long live CRYSTAL BALL!

Virgin Steele - Nocturnes of Hellfire & Damnation - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #0623NIHSLBLN

On June 23rd, 2015 – The legendary VIRGIN STEELE release their new studio album, Nocturnes Of Hellfire & Damnation, in the USA. Long live VIRGIN STEELE! Pictured above is the CD jewel case cover version of this album.

For Today - Fight The Silence - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #0615ILNSMW

On June 23rd, 2015 – Christian Hardcore/Metal band For Today have their fifth studio album, Fight The Silence, ranked at #100, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Holy guacamole!

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Stone and Ozzy - 060215 - #33SFLNAGAO

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – June 13th… From MOUNTAIN To FFDP

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, movies, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on June 13, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Mountain - Mississippi Queen - promo 45rpm cover sleeve - 1970 - #0613LWMOS

On June 13th, 1970 – Heavy Metal pioneers Mountain had their hit single, Mississippi Queen, ranked at #21, on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. Holy mackerel!

Roadie - promo movie poster pic - 1980 - #061380ACMMODHSNN

On June 13th, 1980 – The motion picture Roadie was released to wide-screen theaters. This film stars: Meatloaf, Kaki Hunter and (the late) Art Carney. Alice Cooper, Blondie, Hank Williams, Jr. and (the late) Roy Orbison also appear in Roadie. Hell and yeah!

Whitesnake - promo album cover pic - #DC50

On June 13th, 1987Whitesnake had their seventh and self-titled studio album ranked at #2, on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. Whoa, man!

Fear Factory - Demanufacture - promo album cover pic - 1995 - #061395FFDCMOS

On June 13th, 1995 – Industrial Metal legends Fear Factory released their second studio album: Demanufacture. Freaking yeah!

Five Finger Death Punch - War Is The Answer - promo album cover pic - 2009 - #05FFDPMO03

On June 13th, 2015 – The insane great studio album, War Is The Answer, from the mighty Five Finger Death Punch, is ranked at #10, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This album was originally released back in 2009. Yes, this is the album that has the killer cover song: Bad Company. Long live FFDP!

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – March 20th… From Led Zeppelin To Fuel

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, movies, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , on March 20, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Led Zeppelin - The Belfry - March 20 - promo flyer pic - #1971LZRPJPMO33

On March 20th, 1971 – The sensational Led Zeppelin performed at The Belfry in Sutton, Coldfield, UK. Whoa, man!

Judas Priest - British Steel - promo cover pic - #9094

On this day in 1980 – The mighty Judas Priest performed at Newcastle City Hall in Newcastle upon Tyne, North East England. Judas Priest were touring in support of their sixth studio album: British Steel. Get this: Judas Priest were supported by the incredible Iron Maiden. Whoa!!

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - I Love Rock n Roll - 45rpm cover pic - 1982 - #1JJMO

On March 20th, 1982 – The great Joan Jett & The Blackhearts had their hit single, I Love Rock ‘n Roll, sitting at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart in the USA. This song was originally recorded and written by London, England’s the Arrows.

Fuel - Puppet Strings - promo cover pic - #2015FMO

On this day in 2014 – Pennsylvania’s very own FUEL had their fifth studio album, Puppet Strings, perched at #1 on the Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums Chart. This album is highly and 100% recommended by me to everyone reading this. Whoa.

Enslaved - In Tims - promo album cover pic - 2015 - MOE44

On March 20th, 2015 – Norway’s Metal ambassador’s, Enslaved, debut on the Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums Chart! Their new and fantastic studio album, In Times, is at #8 on this chart! Yeah!! If you don’t have this album yet… buy it, listen to it and be glad I told you so.

Insurgent - promo movie poster pic - 2015 - #77IMOMP

On this day in 2015 – The motion picture Insurgent is released to wide-screen theaters, via Summit Entertainment. This film was directed by Robert Schwentke and written by Brian Duffield and Akiva Goldsman. Among the several stars in this film are Naomi Watts and Kate Winslet. Action, Adventure, Romance and Science Fiction all revolve around a futuristic Chicago that is in ruins. Whoa.

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – March 13th… Horror Movie Special Edition!

Posted in horror, horror movies, movies with tags , , , , , on March 13, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

The Fun House - promo poster pic - 1981 - #810313MO

On March 13th, 1981The Fun House was released to wide-screen theaters, via Universal. The legendary Tobe Hooper was the director for this horror film and Lawrence Block was the writer. I remember watching this movie quite a few times on HBO, back in the day, during an era when the R rated movies were only shown after ten o’clock at night. This creepy film shows why you should not stay overnight at a traveling carnival. Whoa!

Higway To Hell - promo movie poster pic - 1992 - #0313HTHMO

On March 13th, 1992Highway To Hell was released to wide-screen theaters, via Hemdale. A young American couple are warned not to sleep after the second tree on a certain back road, while traveling to Las Vegas to get married. After fueling up their car and falling asleep, (the girlfriend) Rachel gets arrested by a Hellcop and (the boyfriend) Charlie now has to go to hell to rescue his fiancé.

I love the AC/DC title to this movie and its subtitle Where The Toll Is You Soul is classic! This film was directed by Ate de Jong.

The Last House On The Left - promo movie poster - 2009 - #0313TLHOTLMO

On March 13th, 2009 – The super scary thriller, The Last House On The Left, was released to wide-screen theaters, via Rogue Pictures. The iconic Wes Craven directed and produced the original version of this movie, back in 1972. Wes Craven returned to produce this remake with Sean Cunningham. This film took in over 45 million (U.S. dollars) at the box office. I suppose if a house looks creepy enough, don’t go near it. ‘Nuff said.

It Follows - promo movie poster pic - 2015 - #0313IFMO

On March 13th, 2015It Follows is released to wide-screen theaters. Written and directed by David Robert Mitchell, this horror film centers around a 19-year-old girl named Jay and the terrifying situation she finds herself in, after a sexual encounter with another teenage boy. Apparently a supernatural force follows her every step since her sexual encounter and this same evil force can be passed along to another person, via a sexual situation. This movie is obviously pretty darn sexual? Metal be thy name, I’m confused.

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MetalOdyssey

HORROR MOVIES ARE… METAL.

LONG LIVE HORROR MOVIES.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – February 13th… And A METAL Birthday Salute To HENRY ROLLINS

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, movies, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on February 13, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Led Zeppelin - ticket promo - 1975 - Nassau Coliseum - Feb - 13 - MOLZ

On February 13th, 1975 – The incredible Led Zeppelin performed at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, Long Island, New York. What’s that? Did I hear someone say… Led Zeppelin rules?

The Wedding Singer - promo movie poster pic - #1998ASDBMO

On this day in 1998 – The comedy/romance movie, The Wedding Singer, was released to wide-screen theaters. This movie stars the hilarious Adam Sandler and always fun Drew Barrymore. The great Billy Idol makes a cameo appearance in this film too! The acting chemistry between Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore is really fabulous stuff, in my Metal opinion.

I highly recommend this movie if you haven’t already seen it. I just dig the storyline, acting and funny atmosphere of this movie. I believe I’ve seen this picture about 25 times now! The Wedding Singer was written by Tim Herlihy and directed by Frank Coraci. Yes, The Wedding Singer is… Metal.

Wednesday 13 - The Dixie Dead - promo cover pic - 2013!

On February 13th, 2013Wednesday 13 performed at the world-famous Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California, USA. This was a stop on The Dixie Dead Tour, supporting the band’s fifth full-length studio album released in February of 2013: The Dixie Dead.

Misfits - Classic band logo - Crimson Ghost - #1302MOMJO

On this day in 2015 – The legendary MISFITS are scheduled to perform at The Paramount in Huntington, New York, USA. This concert has been promoted as Misfits: St. Valentine’s Day Massacre Presented by WBAB. Long live MISFITS!

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Rollins Band - promo - #1RBMO

HENRY ROLLINS

On February 13th, 1961, Henry Rollins was born. Happy Birthday, Henry Rollins! Whoa, yeah! Henry Rollins is world-famously known as a former vocalist for Hardcore/Punk legends Black Flag and fronting his own Heavy Rock band: Rollins Band.

Henry Rollins - 10 Things You Don't Know About - promo banner - History Channel - MOHR

With Rollins Band no more, Henry Rollins has achieved success as an actor, touring spoken word artist, radio and television host, writer, journalist, activist and owner of his own publishing company and record label. In other words, Henry Rollins stays very busy! TV Guide has described Henry Rollins as a Renaissance Man.

Currently, Henry Rollins is host for the History Channel’s fun, informative and addicting series: 10 Things You Don’t Know About. I watch this show with my wife and we are big fans of both this series and Henry Rollins. Long live Henry Rollins! Metal be thy name!

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

Some METAL And Rock ‘N Roll Thoughts – Thursday, February 5th, 2015

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

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - 2015 Inductee - Rock And Roll Hall of Fame - promo photo

I know I am in line as one of the biggest critics of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame; however I do want to congratulate artists that do get elected in and that I dig beyond all belief. One such artist/band is Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. I realize this is rather old news in today’s up-to-the-second information chain; yet I still wanted to give Joan Jett & The Blackhearts their proper due on Metal Odyssey for achieving what seems to be the impossible: impressing the voters of the Rock Hall.

2015 - Rock And Roll Hall of Fame - Inductees - promo banner - #2015SRV

It almost seems as if this Power Pop meets gritty Rock ‘N’ Roll gal and her band have quietly persevered over the decades, never reinventing the wheel and just staying true to their sound and style that I grew to love very quickly as a young lad. I’ve stated this before on Metal Odyssey and I’m proud to state it again: I had a wicked crush on Joan Jett when I was a freshman and sophomore in high school. Whoa. I did see Joan Jett & The Blackhearts in concert once, back in the late 80’s and I remember it being a very cool show. Good times.

Ringo Starr - You're Sixteen - promo 45rpm cover sleeve - #777RSMOCS

Without question, it was long overdue for the late Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble to get inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. The late Stevie Ray Vaughan was and forever will be one of the greatest in Rock ‘N’ Roll history, for me. Man, if you ever want to perk yourself up and shred away negativity around you, just listen to Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble. For real.

Speaking of the great Ringo Starr, it’s hard to believe it took this damn long for the Rock Hall to induct him as a solo artist. Unreal. I can still see my late sister’s 45rpm of Ringo Starr’s You’re Sixteen, spinning on the old turntable. Man, it seems like yesterday, to me. Pictured above is the cover sleeve for the 45rpm of You’re Sixteen. Good times.

Music Outlet - Enfield CT - Metal Odyssey PIC - 2014

Last Summer (July) I ventured up to Connecticut and was able to hang out with my Best Metal Buddy and Metal Odyssey contributor/researcher Scott Coverdale. One of our to-do boxes was checked off when we went to Music Outlet in Enfield, Connecticut. If you look closely at the above photo, you’ll notice that Scott Coverdale has a psyched-out look on his face, cause he is about to buy a couple of new CD’s. Good times!

Wedding Crashers - promo CD cover pic - #777MOCM

Above: The CD soundtrack cover for Wedding Crashers, released back in 2005. I do not own it, nope.

This may be off the Metal topic, still, here is a question to ponder: What are your five favorite movies of all time? It seems as if my top five movies change around every now and again. Even so, here are my (current) top five movies of all time and in no particular order: They Live, Escape From New York, Field Of Dreams, Night Of The Living Dead (original black & white) and the super hilarious Wedding Crashers. Best Metal Buddy Scott Coverdale insisted I watch Wedding Crashers, several years ago; I nearly split open from laughter, while watching it the first time! No, Fried Green Tomatoes doesn’t make my list. Metal Be Thy Name!

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* For more info on Joan Jett & The Blackhearts: 

http://www.joanjett.com

Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N ROLL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – January 21st…

Posted in classic rock, Metal, movies, Music, rock music with tags , , , on January 21, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Led Zeppelin - promo band logo - patch from collection - MO

On January 21, 1973 – The iconic Led Zeppelin perform at the Gaumont Theatre, in Southampton, UK.

Led Zeppelin - Chicago Stadium - ticket stub - January 21 - 1975

On this day in 1975Led Zeppelin perform at Chicago Stadium, in Chicago, Illinois.

The House On Sorority Row - promo movie poster pic - #1983HFMO

On January 21, 1983The House On Sorority Row was released to wide-screen theaters. This is a Horror film and I never saw it; nor have I ever heard of this film until I stumbled upon it while looking up Horror online. Looks like a B movie to me!

This flick was written and directed by Mark Rosman. The film studio: Film Ventures, International. Here’s a couple of actresses that starred in The House On Sorority RowKate McNeil and Eileen Davidson. You bet.

Metallica - One - CD single cover - German issue - #1989

On this day in 1989 – MTV world premieres the first Metallica music video: One. This song is featured on Metallica’s 4th studio album, released via Electra Records back in 1988: …And Justice For All. Shown above is the cover sleeve for the German issued CD single. Whoa!

Def Leppard - Armageddon It - picture disc - #1988

On January 21, 1989 – The great Def Leppard have a song sitting at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart: Armageddon It. This song is featured on the multi-platinum selling Def Leppard album from 1987: Hysteria.

Rob Zombie - promo poster pic - #7766RZSD

On this day in 2015 – The fearsome Rob Zombie stated, on his official Twitter account: “Just finished the final mixes with @zeuss1 for the new studio album. Best album yet. No joke.”

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

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