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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

Papa Roach - publicity pic - 2015 - #0313PRMO

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

The Hooters - The 30th Anniversary Fan Collection - promo cover pic - #2011THMO0221

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.

The Hooters - 30th Anniversary Fan Collection - backside cover promo - #2010THMO0221

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

Metal Odyssey - Stone - Hard Rock Albums Of 2014 - banner - #33777

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.

Michael Sweet - I'm Not Your Suicide - promo cover pic - 2014

#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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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

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

Goatsnake - promo band pic - #2015GMO

[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

Facebook: Goatsnake

http://www.southernlord.com

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

OUTRE - Ghost Chants - promo album cover pic - #2015OMO

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.

PAT TRAVERS BAND “Live At The Iridium NYC” – An Immediate Live Rockin’ Classic!

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

PAT TRAVERS BAND - LIVE at the Iridium - promo cover pic - #2015PT

The new Pat Travers Band album, Live At The Iridium NYC, will be released on January 23rd in Europe and January 27th in North America, via Frontiers Music SRL. Wow, is this the perfect album to get my mind off of the dreadful world news of the day! This is marvelous, live Classic, Bluesy, Hard Rock that gives my energy meter a much-needed boost; a welcomed Rockin’ jolt of joy that helped ease my soul, during that awful Polar Vortex invasion that overbooked itself here in the Midwest, this past week.

This is a live album that is so well done, I can close my eyes and pretend I have a close spot at the stage, while my earbuds let the irresistible Rock vibrations from Pat Travers Band free flow through my cerebrum. Man, they don’t make ’em like Pat Travers Band anymore. Heck, this live Pat Travers album should be required listening in every music appreciation class, cause this is how a band plays live without going through the motions. There’s real excitement in this live album and it likely shall cascade on to generations more to enjoy!

PAT TRAVERS BAND - LIVE at the Iridium - promo cover pic - #2015PT

The unmistakable tones that Pat Travers creates with his guitar, along with the rhythms and beats from his band make for a sonic elixir of goodness. Forever relevant and substantial are these songs from Pat Travers Band and hearing them live only adds to my re-appreciating them all the more. The Ray Charles classic I’ve Got News For You soars once again, with the Bluesy rendition that Pat Travers Band gives it. Whiz -bang, great stuff! Jon Paris is prodigious on the Blues Harp; he brings an added bluesy emotion to songs: If I had Possession Over Judgement Day and Spoonful.

A live album so full of energy and positive vibrations! Pat Travers and Kirk McKim are a dual six-string jammin’ machine and Lone Wolf / Red House only magnifies my belief. Who can’t resist the Bluesy essence of the song classic: Black Betty? I can’t resist Black Betty and Pat Travers Band closes out this live album with that everlasting number.

There is so much to delight in, if you love Classic Rock, Hard Rock and/or Blues Rock. I’m only the messenger of what I’ve heard and enjoyed (many times over) from Pat Travers Band Live At The Iridium NYC; hopefully you’ll pick this album up and love it like I do.

Track Listing:  Rock And Roll Susie; Gettin’ Betta; Crash And Burn; Heat In The Street; Josephine; I’ve Got News For You; Ask Me Baby; I La, La, La Love You; Lone Wolf (Kirk solo) / Red House; If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day; Spoonful; Black Betty

PAT TRAVERS BAND - LIVE at the Iridium - promo cover pic - #2015PT

PAT TRAVERS BAND:

Pat Travers – Guitar, Vocals

Kirk McKim – Guitar, Vocals

Rodney O’Quinn – Bass Guitar, Vocals

Sandy Gennaro – Drums

Jon Paris – guest on “Blues Harp” on “If I Had Possession Over Judgment Day” and “Spoonful”

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* For more info on PAT TRAVERS BAND:

Website: http://pattravers.com/

Frontiers Music SRL - logo - #2014FM

Website: http://www.frontiers.it/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE PAT TRAVERS BAND.

LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL.

Stone.

ALICE IN CHAINS – To Perform At NFC Championship Halftime Show! Whoa!

Posted in classic rock, football, Hard Rock, music news, rock music, sports with tags , , , , on January 16, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Alice In Chains - NFC Championship Halftime Show - promo flyer - 2015

As reported on the Alice In Chains Facebook:

Alice in Chains is honored and excited to be performing at halftime of the #NFCChampionship game at CenturyLink Field (Seattle, Washington) on Sunday (January 18th). #gohawks

Stone Says: Hell yes! Alice In Chains for the NFC Championship half-time show! Whoa! How refreshing, knowing I am not going to have to be switching channels due to the usual dance & pop music crap. Metal be thy name! By the way, here is my fearless NFC Championship prediction:

Seahawks 36 – Packers 20

Go Russell Wilson! Hell, yeah!

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE ALICE IN CHAINS.

LONG LIVE SEATTLE.

LONG LIVE GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN.

Stone.

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