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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.

On This Day In METAL History – January 19th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, history, movies, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on January 19, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Martin Luther King Jr. - cutout - promo pic - #2015MLKJ

Today, January 19th, 2015, is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, here in the United States Of America. This federal holiday is observed by all fifty states and is celebrated on the third Monday of each January for this champion of the Civil Rights movement. On November 2nd, 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill creating this federal holiday, in honor of the late Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Styx - Paradise Theatre - promo cover pic - #1981STYX

On January 19th, 1981 – The sensational STYX released their tenth studio album: Paradise Theatre, via A&M Records. This album features such STYX classics as: The Best Of Times, Too Much Time On My Hands and Rockin’ The Paradise.

Megadeth - So far so good so what! - cover promo - #1988DM

On January 19th, 1988 – The fierce MEGADETH released their third studio album: So Far, So Good… So What! This album features the cover of Anarchy In The U.K., originally recorded and released in 1976, by the Sex Pistols.

Tremors - Kevin Bacon - promo movie poster - #1990KBMO

On January 19th, 1990 – The monster movie, TREMORS, was released to wide-screen theaters, via Universal Pictures. This movie marks the first of its franchise and features the stupendous Kevin Bacon, with co-stars: Fred Ward, Finn Carter and Michael Gross. TREMORS did very well at the box office, earning nearly 50 million U.S. bucks! Whoa!

TREMORS was written by S.S. Wilson and Brent Maddock, while the director was Ron Underwood. The plot is basically: stay away from 30 foot burrowing worms, cause they are always hungry for unsuspecting humans. These worm monsters are referred to as graboids in this film. Yup.

I’ve seen TREMORS a few times in my day and admittedly, I dig it. TREMORS is Metal. I tend to like this genre of movies, thus, for a hunky dory time, I do recommend TREMORS as a rental; along with an order of wings, 1 container of Pringles, 1 bowl of buttered popcorn and the beverages of your choice.

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N ROLL.

REST IN PEACE, MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – January 18th…

Posted in classic rock, Metal, movies, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on January 18, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Led Zeppelin - Tour Program - promo photo - UK - Nov 1972 - 73

On January 18th, 1973 – The great Led Zeppelin performed at St. George’s Hall in Bradford, UK. Pictured above: Led Zeppelin UK tour program for November 1972 – January 1973.

Cloverfield - promo movie poster pic - #2008C

On this day in 2008 – The Science Fiction thriller, Cloverfield, was released to wide-screen theaters, via Paramount. Honestly, this movie is scary as all hell. Seriously. The abbreviated plot is: Extraterrestrial’s are hell-bent on destroying our world as we know it, starting with New York City. The alien that is shown in this film is one terrifying motherfu**er too!

Cloverfield was directed by Matt Reeves and written by Drew Goddard. The actors in this movie are not big-time stars; nonetheless, the acting is very believable and makes this movie that much more realistic to me.

Cloverfield is filmed as a point-of-view and never ceases to make me feel very uneasy about what is possibly watching us from Outer Space. The ending is a shocker, I’ll tell you that. Cloverfield is a MUST movie to see and is without a doubt… Metal.

Nickelback - The Best Of Volume 1 - promo album cover pic - #2014AL

On January 18th, 2015The Best Of Nickelback: Volume 1 falls to #150 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. This Nickelback compilation peaked at #21 and has spent 25 consecutive weeks on this chart.

Nickelback - No Fixed Address - promo album cover pic - #201417

On this day in 2015Nickelback No Fixed Address falls to #75 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. This eighth studio album from Nickelback has spent 8 consecutive weeks on this chart, peaking at #4.

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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 – January 17th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, movies, rock music with tags , , , , on January 17, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Led Zeppelin - The Grande Ballroom - concert flyer - #1969LZ

On January 17th, 1969 – The iconic Led Zeppelin performed at The Grande Ballroom, in Detroit, Michigan. Notice the crazy spelling for Led Zeppelin on the above concert flyer? Whoa!

Led Zeppelin - Classic Logo - band symbols - #2015RPJP

On January 17th, 1975 – A Robert Plant interview that was filmed before Led Zeppelin’s Brussels concert the previous week, was broadcasted on the BBC2 “Old Grey Whistle Test” program. This legendary footage is included on the Led Zeppelin official “DVD”, released in 2003.

Sweet - Fox On The Run - promo pic - 45rpm cover sleeve - #1976BC

On this day in 1976Sweet hits #5 in the U.S., on the Billboard Hot 100 with their single: Fox on the Run. This song is featured on Sweet’s sensational third studio album, from 1974: Desolation Boulevard.

Troll - move poster promo - #1986T

On January 17th, 1986 – The Dark Comedy/Horror film, Troll, is released to wide-screen theaters, via Empire Pictures. Toll was directed by John Buechler and written by Ed Naha. The cast stars: Noah Hathaway, Michael Moriarty and Shelley Beck.

The plot is simple; basically, a pissed-off and constipated Troll takes over an apartment building, possesses a little girl and changes people into stuff like plant pods. Now, that’s… Metal!

The Clan Of The Cave Bear - promo movie poster - #1986DH

On this day in 1986The Clan Of The Cave Bear was released, via Warner Bros., to wide-screen theaters. Above, notice the resemblance to 80’s Hair Metal and David Lee Roth on his Eat ‘Em And Smile (1986) album cover? Whoever the makeup artist was for The Clan Of The Cave Bear… he or she just HAD to be a fan of 80’s Heavy Metal. I mean, c’mon? I kinda like that makeup job, myself.

The Clan Of The Cave Bear was a flop at the box office and the only cool thing it has going for it is the main star: Daryl Hannah. Whoa, yeah! I’ll say this movie poster is Metal and the movie is not. Due to the English sub-titles used for interpreting the grunts and growls of the Neanderthals and primitive Homo Sapiens, during this film, I highly recommend it only if you’re wasted. Um, yeah.

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – January 13th…

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

Boston - Dont Look Back - promo album cover pic - #1978TSB

On January 13th, 1979Boston stood at #31 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their power ballad: A Man I’ll Never Be. This song is featured on Boston’s second studio album from 1978: Don’t Look Back.

Deepstar Six - promo movie poster pic - #1988SFM

On January 13th, 1989 – The underwater Science Fiction/Horror film Deepstar Six was released to wide-screen theaters, via TriStar, in the United States. This film was written by Geoff Miller and directed by Sean Cunningham.

The scary plot: An unsuspecting crew of an experimental underwater nuclear base unfortunately bites off more than they can chew, once their explorations disturb a deep-sea creature that is hell-bent on destruction. Holy canned squid!

The Crown - Death Is Not Dead - promo album cover pic - #2015TCDM

On January 13th, 2015 – Trollhättan, Sweden’s Death Metal troupe THE CROWN releases their ninth studio album, Death Is Not Dead, via Century Media Records. Whoa!

Johnny Cash - The Legend Of - promo album cover pic - #2005JCL

On January 13th, 2015The Legend Of Johnny Cash is holding on to #115 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. This compilation album was originally released in October of 2005, coinciding with the Johnny Cash biopic: Walk The Line.

The Legend Of Johnny Cash has spent 199 non-consecutive weeks on the Top 200 and has reached Platinum status in copies sold in the U.S.A., according to the RIAA. To me, Johnny Cash was… Metal. Rest in peace, Johnny Cash.

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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 – January 8th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, movies, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on January 8, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Queen - A Day At The Races - promo cover!

On January 8th, 1977Queen reached #1 on the UK albums chart with their fifth studio album: A Day At The Races. Tie Your Mother Down and Somebody To Love are two hits that are featured on this fabulous album.

RUSH - classic band logo - magenta - #2014GLNPAL

On this day in 1979 – The Canadian Government named RUSH the Official Ambassadors Of Music for Canada. Whoa, man!

Leprechaun - promo movie poster pic - #1991LM

On January 8th, 1993Leprechaun is released to wide-screen theaters, via Trimark Pictures. Leprechaun was written and directed by Mark Jones. Warwick Davis stars as the pissed-off Leprechaun and Jennifer Aniston makes her first appearance in a feature film, as the character of Tory Redding. A vengeful Leprechaun is always gonna be… Metal. The movie’s plot? You may chuckle, however, never F*#K around with a Leprechaun’s pot of gold. Just Saying.

Katatonia - Sounds Of Decay - vinyl - promo pic

On this day in 2014 – It was reported by Nielsen SoundScan that vinyl record sales had increased 32% in 2013 and CD sales declined 14.5% in the same year. Vinyl sales jumped from 4.5 million units sold in 2012 to 6 million units sold in 2013. In other words… vinyl rules! Pictured above is: Katatonia Sounds Of Decay on vinyl.

Led Zeppelin - IV - promo album cover pic - #1971JPRP

On January 8th, 2015Led Zeppelin IV has called the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart home, once again. This iconic studio album is sitting at #97 and has spent 278 non-consecutive weeks on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. Whiz-bang! Led Zeppelin IV was originally released back in November of 1971. Yes, this is a reissue and Stairway To Heaven is on this album. Whoa.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Ryan Sitkowski - Motionless In White - publicity pic - #2014RSMIW

RYAN SITKOWSKI

On January 8th, 1991, Ryan Sitkowski was born, in Pennsylvania. Happy Birthday, Ryan! Whoa! Ryan Sitkowski is famously known as a longtime member and guitarist for Motionless In White. Motionless In White originates from Scranton, Pennsylvania.

MIW have released two EP’s and three full-length studio albums, with their most recent 2014 studio album: Reincarnate. With a blend of Industrial Metal, Gothic Metal and Metalcore, MIW have steadily risen to the forefront of the Metal community.

Motionless In White - Reincarnate - promo album cover pic - #2014CM

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

REST IN PEACE, STEVE CLARK.

LONG LIVE METAL.

METAL BE THY NAME.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – January 6th…

Posted in horror, horror movies, movies, paranormal with tags , , , , on January 6, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

The Devil Inside - promo movie poster pic - Horror - #2012 - 0206TDI

I always state that Horror and Paranormal movies are Metal. I cannot help feeling that way. The Devil Inside is no different, being a Horror movie that was promoted with posters that can rival many evil Metal album covers, both past and present. The Devil Inside was released on January 6th, 2012, via Paramount Pictures.

Just looking at the demonic nun on the top movie poster is like opening a jar of evil whoop-ass! This movie poster has Black Metal imagery screaming from every crevice! The Devil Inside movie poster below is almost just as abominable to look at; I feel the imagery portrays both Black Metal and Death Metal. Do you feel the same way?

The Devil Inside - Horror movie poster pic - #2012 - 0206DI

Based on a true story, The Devil Inside is about Maria Rossi; a confessed killer of three people. Maria Rossi has been locked up for twenty years, inside a hospital for the criminally insane, located in Italy. Her daughter Isabella seeks to find the truth about her mother’s murderous night. Isabella asks two Exorcists to help her mother overcome evil possession. Then… well… they all find out that four pissed-off demons are possessing Isabella’s mother, Maria Rossi. Whoa and unholy crap!

The Devil Inside was written and directed by William Brent Bell and stars Suzan Crowley as Maria Rossi and Fernanda Andrade as Isabella.

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE EVIL HORROR MOVIES.

Stone.

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