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Outlaws & Moonshine Release New Single And Video

Posted in Music, music news, rock bands, rock music, southern rock with tags , , , on May 12, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Indiana southern rock band OUTLAWS & MOONSHINE released their new single and video for the track ‘WHISKEY’ today via HighVolMusic. ‘WHISKEY’ is currently available at iTunes and all other digital platforms.

OUTLAWS & MOONSHINE head to Red V Studios in New York on Memorial Day weekend to finish up recording their new EP. A working title, track listing, and physical release date will be revealed at a later date. More information can be found at www.outlawsandmoonshine.com.

Outlaws & Moonshine - Whiskey - promo cover pic - 2015 - #0512MO

Available on iTunes - logo - 2015

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE OUTLAWS & MOONSHINE.

Stone.

DEF LEPPARD LEAD GUITARIST PHIL COLLEN ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF NEW VENTURE – DELTA DEEP

Posted in Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on May 5, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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DELTA DEEP Is A New Soulful Blues Rock Project Featuring:

Robert DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots), Debbi Blackwell-Cook (Michael Buble, Luther Vandross) and Forrest Robinson (India.Arie, Joe Sample & The Crusaders)

Special Guests include Joe Elliott, David Coverdale, Paul Cook & Simon Laffy

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(Los Angeles – April, 2015) Phil Collen, lead guitarist of Def Leppard, announces the formation and release of his new blues based music project, DELTA DEEP, coming this summer. Collen recorded the mix of original and hand-picked cover tracks with fellow DELTA DEEP bandmates Debbi Blackwell-Cook (back-up vocalist for such artists as Michael Buble & Luther Vandross), Forrest Robinson (drummer for India.Arie, Joe Sample & The Crusaders, TLC), and Robert DeLeo (bassist for Stone Temple Pilots). Their self-titled debut album will be released on June 23, 2015 on Mailboat Records and also features special guest appearances by Def Leppard vocalists Joe Elliott, Whitesnake’s David Coverdale, Sex Pistols/MANRAZE drummer Paul Cook, and GIRL/MANRAZE bassist, Simon Laffy.

Collen initially started DELTA DEEP in 2012 after jamming at home over the course of a year with friend and relative, Debbi Blackwell-Cook (Blackwell-Cook is the Godmother of Collen’s wife, Helen). What started as a casual pairing singing Motown and classic blues staples while Debbi frequently visited Collen’s home quickly turned into much more. Collen, Helen, and Debbi began writing original music which Collen and Debbi recorded in Collen’s home studio.

Later that year, a chance meeting re-acquainted Collen with Memphis native  and enigmatic heavy metal, jazz, & r-n-b drummer Forrest Robinson. A friend suggested giving STP bassist Robert DeLeo a call. Sharing a loving affinity for soul, funk and the blues, DeLeo was the perfect fit. According to Collen, “We really wanted Robert in this band. He had the added firepower of being the premiere pioneer and most ‘badassed bass player’ to come out of the alternative rock explosion.

The best description of DELTA DEEP, a multi-racial band, has been “Aretha and Tina in their prime singing over early Zeppelin”. Original song and lead off single “Bang The Lid introduces the musical synchronicity of Collen, Blackwell-Cook, DeLeo, & Robinson. Blackwell-Cook also duets with Collen on the album tracks as well as with featured vocalists Def Leppard’s Joe ElliottMistreated and Whitesnake’s David CoverdalePrivate Number. Legendary Sex Pistol’s punk drummer Paul Cook and Collen’s former bandmate from GIRL bass player Simon Laffy” guest on the classic cover Black Coffee.  Guesting on the Delta Deep original song, “Burnt Sally” is  keyboardist, CJ Vanston (Tina Turner, Toto, Joe Cocker, Carol King) adding to the soulful tune on the Hammond 3 Organ.

Collen is widely known to millions of rock ‘n roll fans for his iconic albums with Def Leppard. When asked what made him decide to do a blues project Collen responded, “Blues was created out of something completely different from what we hear today. I grew up listening to rock music but then I found out it was all based on blues. Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, Ritchie Blackmore, Jimi Hendrix, all of those guys….they got it from the blues. When I hear Debbi sing, I can hear the pain. She’s an incredibly beautiful 62-year-old black woman who has been through things and she can sing through her pain. Not everyone can do that and not everyone sounds like Debbi.”

While many artists aim to make their mark by creating new genres or introducing their own new versions of music, Collen and DELTA DEEP melded their blues inspirations with who they are as artists and are unleashing that expression onto the world.

Check DELTA DEEP’s website www.deltadeep.net and facebook.com/deltadeepblues for breaking news, new content, and tour information.

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Source: MAD Ink PR

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE DELTA DEEP.

Stone.

Papa Roach Visit hmv To Celebrate Their UK Tour, Following The Release Of Their New Album ‘F.E.A.R’

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, music news, rock music with tags , , , , on March 13, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Photo courtesy of hmv Retail Limited.

Papa Roach visit hmv during their UK tour to sign t-shirts.

When and where?

Tue 17th March – 5:30pm – hmv Birmingham Bullring

Recorded in Las Vegas with producers Kevin and Kane Churko (Ozzy Osbourne, Five Finger Death Punch), Papa Roach release their eagerly anticipated new album F.E.A.R. The band preserve the robust riffs and swaggering rhythms that marked their initial call-to-arms, while seamlessly infusing cinematic electronic flourishes, sweeping hooks and magnetic melodies.

The first single and title track explodes into an arena-ready refrain that’s as anthemic as it is atomic. Muscular guitars give way to an industrial stomp before sparking an uplifting and undeniable chant. Frontman Jacoby Shaddix said of the album to Kerrang! “There obviously has been an element of hope within the despair of the music that we write, and I think that that’s always key, and that’s very important to waht we do, is to always have the element of hope, and that’s laced throughout the record.”

Papa Roach visit hmv Birmingham on the day that their ‘F.E.A.R’ world tour hits Birmingham’s 02 Academy.

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MetalOdyssey

Long Live Papa Roach.

Long Live hmv.

Stone.

Scott Coverdale Gets “Hooterized” By “Both Sides Live / The Electric Factory” From The Hooters

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on February 21, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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As a curious crusader of reflecting on my youth in the 80’s, I started recollecting some of the concerts I saw with my buddies from 1984 to 1989 and tried to remember which shows were good or not so good. We must have seen anywhere between 30 to 40 shows, during that time. Out of nowhere The Hooters came to my mind. I remember seeing them twice as an opening act; once for Bryan Adams and the other time for Loverboy.

As I recall, I thought The Hooters were good and nothing spectacular. As a band I liked quite a few of their songs from their first two studio albums Nervous Night and One Way Home, both of which I owned. After 1987/1988 The Hooters just kind of disappeared from the mainstream Rock scene. To be honest, I really didn’t seek out any new material this band may have recorded.

Now that The Hooters were on my mind, I needed to know what I’ve missed from them over the past 25 years. As I did my research, I discovered this band released 4 more studio albums and 2 live albums. My curiosity persuaded me to purchase a four CD mini box import set titled: The 30th Anniversary Fan Collection. This box set was issued in 2010 and includes 2 studio albums, Time Stands Still and 5 X 5 along with 2 live albums Both Sides Live Disc 1 Live At The Electric Factory and Both Sides Live Disc 2 Secret Sessions Live Acoustic. For the purpose of this post I’m only going to focus on the Both Sides Live/The Electric Factory CD 2.

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Above: back cover & complete track list

After listening to this disc for the first time, I was blown away! I never expected to hear such a tremendous Rock N’ Roll album.   The Both Sides Live/The Electric Factory Disc 2 includes 13 tracks from their 6 studio albums. The concert begins with I’m Alive, a song from their Time Stands Still album. This would be the first time I heard this song! It’s an excellent tune that sets the mood for the entire CD. Over the course of the next 12 songs, more than half consist of their big 1980’s hits: Day By Day, Satellite, Johnny B and my favorite All You Zombies. I’ve always loved the beginning of that song and recorded live it’s even better!

In my humble opinion every song on this CD sounds better when performed live, compared to the studio versions. They even ”Hooterized” a cover of the Don Henley song classic Boys of Summer which is quite good. The concert comes to a Rockin’ conclusion with the song Free Again, also from the Time Stands Still album.

If you’re looking for something a little different from the latest Rock Music norm and want to enjoy some phenomenal Rock ‘N’ Roll performed by a bunch of fantastic musicians, I would recommend purchasing this CD from The Hooters. Hopefully, you’ll be singing along to most of the songs just as I did. I’m thrilled that I took a chance on purchasing this Hooters Box set, for after all these years I find the music of the Hooters spectacular. – Scott Coverdale

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE THE HOOTERS.

LONG LIVE PHILADELPHIA, PA.

SCOTT COVERDALE.

Metal Odyssey’s Stone Picks His Top Ten Hard Rock Albums Of 2014

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, music news, rock music with tags , , , , on January 31, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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I truly enjoyed trying to stay on top of many, many Hard Rock releases that 2014 had to offer. From the dozens or more Hard Rock albums I listened to this past year, this Top 10 represents the titles that psyched me out the most; these are my choice albums that excel from start to finish.

Music creates vibrations that are unique, mystical and timeless. Music is a universal communication that brings us all together, from all walks of life, unlike anything else. Hopefully you’ll appreciate one or many from my personal Top 10 list. Metal be thy name.

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#1

MICHAEL SWEET

I’M NOT YOUR SUICIDE

Michael Sweet has, for me, delivered what I consider to be one of the most inspiring Hard Rock albums I’ve ever listened to. If last year’s Stryper album, No More Hell To Pay, wasn’t enough to lift me into the Milky Way of hope and positive reinforcement, then Michael Sweet’s new solo album has put triple asterisks on my will to overcome my personal fears and mistakes. I’m Not Your Suicide is a powerful and sincere album from a musician, songwriter, lyricist and singer that I believe to be an American music treasure.

Chevelle - La Gargola - promo album cover pic - #2015CMO

#2

CHEVELLE – LA GÁRGOLA

Kyng - Burn The Serum - promo cover pic - 2014

#3

KYNG – BURN THE SERUM

Ace Frehley - Space Invader - Promo cover pic - #2014AFMO

#4

ACE FREHLEY – SPACE INVADER

KXM - Promo Cover pic - #2015KXMMO

#5 

KXM – (Self-Titled)

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

#6

FUEL – PUPPET STRINGS

TESLA - Simplicity - promo album cover pic - #2014TMO

#7

TESLA – SIMPLICITY

Helix - Bastard Of The Blues - promo cover pic - #2015HBMO

#8

HELIX – BASTARD OF THE BLUES

J.Rad - Sick Fantasy - promo album cover pic - 2014

#9

J.RAD – SICK FANTASY

JEFF LABAR - One For The Road - promo cover pic - #2015JLMO

#10

JEFF LABAR – One For The Road

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Check out Metal Odyssey’s other TOP TEN lists for 2014 below! Whoa!

Metal Odyssey’s Scott Coverdale Picks His Top Ten Hard Rock/Metal Albums Of 2014

METAL ODYSSEY’S TOP TEN METAL ALBUMS OF 2014

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LONG LIVE HARD ROCK.

METAL BE THY NAME.

Stone.

GOATSNAKE – Announces European Tour; New Album Details Soon To Be Revealed

Posted in Hard Rock, Music, music news, rock music with tags , , on January 27, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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[photo by Joshua Ford]

Los Angeles, California’s GOATSNAKE has announced further live dates in Europe, kicking off at the end of May with their set at Temples Festival, and taking the band through territories new to them. This news comes alongside the completion of the recording of the band’s new album, which will see release on Southern Lord this Summer.

The new GOATSNAKE album will feature the familiar faces of Greg Rogers (The Obsessed, Sonic Medusa), providing drums, Greg Anderson (Sunn O)))) taking care of the riffs, Pete Stahl (Scream, Wool, Earthlings?) on vocals, along with new bassist and Cape Fear North Carolina legend Scott Renner (Brickbat, Sourvein, Sonic Medusa).

On production duties is Nick Raskulinecz, who, since being introduced to Dave Grohl during the recording sessions of Flower of Disease, has gone on to work with seminal artists such as Rush, Alice In Chains, Mastodon, Ghost and has won Grammys with The Foo Fighters. United again, he and the band are sure to serve a menacing cut of the time-honored, ultra-heavy rock they are infamous for.

While further details on the record are to come, Greg Anderson offered some advance insight: “We are beyond stoked about the new ‘Snake album. We all rose to the occasion and with the help of Nick and the state of Tennessee delivered the fucking goods. More soul, more power, more balls.”

Watch GOATSNAKE‘s entire energetic headlining performance at 2014’s Southwest Terror Fest at Metal Injection HERE.

GOATSNAKE – Tour Dates:

5/30/2015 Temples Festival – Bristol UK [tickets]

6/01/2015 De Kreun – Kortrijk BE [tickets]

6/02/2015 Melkweg – Amsterdam NL [tickets]

6/03/2015 SO36 – Berlin DE

6/04/2015 Freakvalley Festival – Siegen DE [tickets]

6/06/2015 AN Club – Athens GR [tickets]

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Source: Earsplit PR

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http://southernlord.bandcamp.com

http://www.facebook.com/SLadmin

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE GOATSNAKE.

Stone.

OUTRE – Stream New Song “Chant 3: The Fall” Off New Album

Posted in Black Metal, Metal, Music, music news, rock music with tags , , , , on January 20, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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After suffering a setback with the loss of their vocalist Andrzej Nowak, Black Metal group Outre have unveiled a track from their upcoming album recorded with the participation of Stawrogin (Odraza/Massemord). A twisted and ripping track drawing as much from French bands such as Deathspell Omega as Outre’s compatriots Behemoth, it will surely draw the attention of those with a finely tuned Black Metal radar.

The band comments:
“We are now finishing the production of our debut LP “Ghost Chants”. With minor delay caused by our vocalist leaving, the vocals recording session are now heading to an end. We asked Stawrogin for help, in our opinion one of the best throats in the Polish black metal underground, and so far we are more than satisfied with the effects of his work. A promo track “Chant 3. – The fall” gives a sneak peek of what you can expect on our debut long player. We gave our best to make this record as much essential and intense as possible.”

Stream the song on Soundcloud here:

https://soundcloud.com/godzovwar/outre_chant_3_the_fall

Outre’s upcoming LP, entitled “Ghost Chants”, is set for release in early spring via Godz Ov War/Third Eye Temple/Essential Purification Records. It was recorded in No Solace and Impressive Art studios, and mixed/mastered by M. of the well-acclaimed Mgła. The track listing is as follows:

Chant 1. – Departure
Chant 2. – Shadow
Chant 3. – The Fall
Chant 4. – Lament
Chant 5. – Equilibrium
Chant 6. – Vengeance
Chant 7. – Arrival

Line-up:
Damian Igielski – Guitars
Mateusz Jamróz – Guitars
Marcin L.th Radecki – Bass
Maciej Pelczar – Drums

Stawrogin – Vocals

Discography:
2013 – Tranquility EP (self-released)
2013 – Thaw/Outre split (Third Eye Temple)

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(Source: Dewar PR)

Dewar PR – Facebook

OUTRE – Online:

Facebook

Bandcamp

Godz Ov War Productions

Third Eye Temple

Essential Purification Records

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE OUTRE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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