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On This Day In METAL History – December 20th… And A Rockin’ Birthday Salute To Peter Criss!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, movies, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 20, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Rush - Exit Stage Left - promo album cover pic - #1981GL

On December 20th, 1981RUSH performed at the Hartford Civic Center, in Hartford, Connecticut. This was the Exit…Stage Left Tour, with RUSH supporting their newly released live album Exit…Stage Left. RUSH were also touring in support of their eighth studio album, released in 1981: Moving Pictures.

Enemy Mine - promo movie poster pic - #1985D

On this day in 1985Enemy Mine, the Science Fiction/Adventure film was released to wide-screen theaters. Enemy Mine stars acting legends Dennis Quaid and Louis Gossett Jr., with the film’s director being Wolfgang Petersen. I haven’t seen this movie in years and I remember really liking it. I remember HBO having Enemy Mine in its rotation, back in the day, therefore I did see it a few times. Enemy Mine is… Metal.

Iron Maiden - A Matter Of Life And Death - promo tour book cover - #2006SHBD

On December 20th, 2006 – The mighty IRON MAIDEN performed at the Point Theatre in Dublin, Ireland. This was one of many tour stops for IRON MAIDEN’s A Matter Of Life And Death Tour. The fourteenth studio album from IRON MAIDEN, A Matter Of Life And Death, was released in August of 2006.

Pop Evil - Onyx - promo album cover pic #2013LK

On this day in 2013 – Hard Rockers Pop Evil performed at The Intersection in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Pop Evil were touring in support of their third studio album: Onyx. If you don’t own any Pop Evil CD’s you are maybe… constipated. Truth.

Pop Evil - promo band pic - 2014 - #7712LK

On December 20th, 2014Pop Evil returns to The Intersection in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to kick some live Hard Rockin’ ass. Whoa! Long live Pop Evil.

Jethro Tull - Classic Band Logo - #1967JTIA

On this day in 2014Ian Anderson and The Best Of Jethro Tull performs at The Civic in Auckland, New Zealand. Built in 1929, The Civic is one of the few remaining Atmospheric Theatres in the world. Whoa! Jethro Tull was named after an eighteenth century English agricultural pioneer; this individual invented the seed drill. Whoa again!

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Peter Criss - solo album cover promo pic!

Above: 1978 Platinum selling solo album (Casablanca)

Peter Criss - photo montage - 2014 - #410PC


On December 20th, 1945, Peter George John Criscuola aka Peter Criss was born, in Brooklyn, New York. Happy Rockin’ birthday, Peter! Whoa, man, yeah! Peter Criss is world-famously known as the co-founding member and former drummer for the iconic KISS.

As a breast cancer survivor, Peter Criss donates his time to the breast cancer cause; two charities Peter Criss has been involved in are the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and as artist ambassador for Hard Rock’s Pinktober Campaign for breast cancer awareness.

Kiss - Beth - promo 45rpm - single cover sleeve - #1976PCK

Back in 1976, the ballad Beth was released as a single. Co-written and sung by Peter Criss, Beth sailed through the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart, peaking at #7. This song marked the first Gold single for KISS. Beth is featured on the fourth studio album from KISS, released in 1976: Destroyer.

Peter Criss - One For All - promo album cover pic - #2007PCD

Above: Peter Criss – One For All (2007/Megaforce)

Peter Criss has a solo career on his Rockin’ resume as well; with 6 solo studio album releases of: Peter Criss (1978), Out Of Control (1980), Let Me Rock You (1982), Cat #1 (1994) and One For All (2007). On April 10th, 2014, Peter Criss along with Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and Ace Frehley were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, together as KISS.

Peter Criss - Makeup To Breakup - book cover - promo pic!

In October of 2012, Peter Criss released his autobiography, Makeup To Breakup. This Peter Criss autobiography broke the top ten on the New York Times Best Seller List, landing at number seven. I’ve read this book and believe me, it’s a tell-all. I highly recommend Makeup To Breakup to all KISS and Rock fans alike. Long live Peter Criss and… Metal be thy name. – Stone


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Stone - 2011 Photo #1




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KROKUS – Hard Rock Legends To Perform At Whiskey A Go Go In May of 2015

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 19, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Krokus - Whiskey A Go Go - 2015 - May 6 - concert flyer - #33779


MAY 6TH, 2015



This legendary club has a capacity of 500 only. So, if you want to be part of history in the making, get your tickets early at


As reported on the KROKUSonline Facebook:


Don’t worry – Fernando (Von Arb) is still an integral part of our band and will perform with KROKUS in the future as well, with the exception of concerts that take place in far away continents (from Switzerland). Such long distance travel is not conducive to his health. So, don’t worry – the band has absolutely no internal personal problems and we enjoyed the best year ever in KROKUS history. This is simply a precaution for Fernando’s sake. We do not want to go overboard and risk anything that can have an impact on the longevity of the band to perform for years to come!

Krokus - Long Stick Goes Boom - Live From Da House Of Rust - promo cover pic - #2014MSK

KROKUS Long Stick Goes Boom: Live From Da House Of Rust was released in the USA on April 22nd, 2014, via The End Records.


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On This Day In METAL History – December 19th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, movies, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 19, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Molly Hatchet - promo album cover pic - #1978MH

Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band - Stranger In Town - promo cover pic

On December 19th, 1978Molly Hatchet and Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band performed at Riverfront Coliseum, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Whoa! Molly Hatchet were on tour supporting their debut and self-titled album. Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band were touring in support of their studio album, released in 1978: Stranger In Town.

Seems Like Old Times - promo movie poster - #1980GHCCCG

On this day in 1980Neil Simon’s Seems Like Old Times was released to wide-screen theaters, via Columbia. This Romantic Comedy classic stars acting legends: Chevy Chase, Goldie Hawn and Charles Grodin. The director of this film was Jay Sandrich. I have seen this film dozens of times, if not more. I highly recommend it to those  who dig good old-fashioned comedy from the late 70’s and early 80’s era. This comedy film from yesteryear is… Metal.

Whitesnake - Is This Love - 45rpm single cover sleeve promo - 1987DC

On December 19th, 1987 – Whitesnake hits #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their power ballad: Is This Love. This song is featured on Whitesnake’s self-titled album from 1986.

Aerosmith "Get A Grip" x-large album pic!

On this day in 1994Aerosmith performed the final concert of their 240 date tour in support of their 11th studio album Get a Grip. This concert took place at Mama Kin’s Music Hall in Boston and was broadcasted on radio stations throughout North America.


Stone - 2011 Photo #1




DEAD EARTH POLITICS – Post New Song From “Men Become Gods” EP

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

Dead Earth Politics - promo band pic - 2014 - #7114

DEAD EARTH POLITICS have posted an unmastered version of Casting Stones, a brand new song set to appear on the band’s forthcoming EP, Men Become Gods. The EP is second in a series of three that began with last year’s acclaimed The Queen of Steel, and is scheduled for a March 2015 release.

Check out “Casting Stones” now at this location or below:

Defined by a relentless work ethic and loyalty to their rabid and ever-growing fanbase, DEAD EARTH POLITICS have launched a perk-laden IndieGoGo pre-order campaign for the EP. Rooted in the notion that music is an art form meant to be shared between artist and audience, supporters can take part in the perpetual rise of DEAD EARTH POLITICS and secure a copy of Men Become Gods (and much more) at the link below.

The Queen of Steel is available at

Dead Earth Politics - Men Become Gods - promo cover pic - #2015DEP

Track List:

Casting Stones

Men Become Gods

Ice & Fire

Crimson Dichotomy



“This is more than just a metal EP, it is a testament to the enduring power of the music we all know and love. Blasting and mighty, The Queen of Steel is a clear proof of the bands talent.” – Two Guys Metal Reviews

“Classic Iron Maiden trades blows with ‘Sacrament’ era Lamb Of God. Awesome.”

[4.5/5] – Metal Underground


(Source: ClawHammer PR)

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Czech Republic’s HEAVING EARTH Debut Song From Upcoming Album

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 18, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Heaving Earth - promo band pic - 2014 - #775

Czech Death Metallers HEAVING EARTH have debuted a brand new song from their as yet untitled upcoming new album. The album is targeted for a January/February 2015 release on Czech label Lavadome Productions. Keep your eyes peeled for the artwork, title, and official release date. In the mean time, stream “Doomed Before Inception” at below!


(Source: ClawHammer PR)

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Lavadome Productions - brand label - 2014 





On This Day In METAL History – December 18th…

Posted in classic rock, movies, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 18, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Rush - A Farewell To Kings - promo album cover pic - #1977GLNPR

On December 18th, 1977RUSH performed at the University Of Dayton Arena, in Dayton, Ohio. RUSH were touring in support of their fifth studio album: A Farewell To Kings.

Led Zeppelin - In Through The Out Door - promo cover pic

On this day in 1978 – The iconic Led Zeppelin completed recording of their final studio album, In Through the Out Door, in Stockholm, Sweden. If you don’t own this Led Zeppelin album, you are constipated.

Rush - Moving Pictures - promo ablum cvr - #1977GLNP

On December 18th, 1981RUSH performed at the Hartford Civic Center, in Hartford, Connecticut. RUSH were touring in support of their eighth studio album: Moving Pictures.

Bon Jovi - Livin' On A Prayer - 45rpm - single cover sleeve - #1986JBJ

On this day in 1986Bon Jovi hits #4 in the United Kingdom with their single: Livin’ On A Prayer. This hit is featured on the third studio album from Bon Jovi, released in 1986: Slippery When Wet. This album has sold over 12 million units in the United States, alone. Whoa!!

Eddie Murphy - Raw - promo movie poster - #1987EMC

On December 18th, 1987 – The comedy concert film Eddie Murphy RAW was released in the United States, to wide-screen theaters, via Paramount. Of course, it stars the great Eddie Murphy and he is incredibly, absolutely hilarious during this concert. This concert was filmed at the Felt Forum, (a venue in the famed Madison Square Garden), in New York City. If you need a good laugh with all the crap going on in the world today, check out Eddie Murphy RAW.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Keith Richards - Relix - magazine cover promo


On December 18th, 1943, Keith Richards was born in England. Happy Rockin’ birthday, Keith! Whoa, man! Keith Richards is super world-famous as a co-founding member, songwriter and guitarist for The Rolling Stones. What more can be said, other than Keith Richards is an influential, whiz-bang legend of Rock And Roll? A timeless Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer, is Keith Richards. Long live Keith Richards!

Elliot Easton - The Cars - promo Guitar World cover - 1984 #84EE


On December 18th, 1953, Elliot Easton was born, in Brooklyn, New York. Happy Rockin’ birthday, Elliot! Whoa and yeah! Elliot Easton is world-famously known as a co-founder, songwriter and guitarist for New Wave/Alternative Rock pioneers The Cars.

Elliot Easton is currently finding immense success with his new Rock supergroup: The Empty Hearts. The debut and self-titled album from The Empty Hearts was released on August 5th, 2014. The Empty Hearts have been currently touring as well. Long live Elliot Easton!

The Empty Hearts - promo album cover pic - #2014

The Empty Hearts are: Elliot Easton (guitar), Clem Burke (drums), Andy Babiuk (bass) and Wally Palmar on guitar and vocals.

This new album from The Empty Hearts is a true non-stop ride of Rock And Roll fun, with exceptionally crafted songs. If you’re serious about your Rock Music, then I highly recommend picking this album up. Whoa.


Stone - 2011 Photo #1




Metal Grasshopper: Episode 5, Starring Down’s Philip H. Anselmo And Comedian Dave Hill Now Playing At Metal Injection

Posted in comedy, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 17, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Philip H. Anselmo - Dave Hill - Metal Grasshopper - promo pic - 2014 - #4777

The Metal Grasshopper series continues and Episode 5 offers a “Vulgar Display of Feelings” as Philip H. Anselmo agrees to undergo group counseling with delusional man-child, Dave Hill, in an effort to rescue the goat that also happens to be Anselmo’s grandmother. There’s not a dry seat in the house as Dr. Joe Randazzo aids Anselmo and Hill in an exploration of their feelings.

Scroll on over to Metal Injection to watch Metal Grasshopper Episode 5: “Vulgar Display of Feelings,” with the whole damn family at THIS LOCATION. While you’re there, catch your lazy ass up on the last four chapters”

Episode 1: “Origins” – Anselmo reluctantly agrees to share his Heavy Metal wisdom with Hill.

Episode 2: “The Awakening” – Anselmo schools young Hill on headbanging, Heavy Metal vocals, and the most extreme of all breakfast cereals. Oh, and Dave takes a phone message for Phil from King Diamond, which is awesome.

Episode 3: “Metal Or Not Metal?” – Anselmo puts Hill to the test with a round of Heavy Metal flash cards. Later Anselmo makes Hill sit in a closet for a seriously long time while he makes an awesome salad. Also, Hill rents a goat.

Episode 4: “Unscared” – Anselmo lets Hill loose on an unsuspecting public, where he meets an actual woman. Anselmo also schools Hill on stage banter, corpse paint, and other important topics. Later Anselmo and Hill get in a huge argument from which they may never recover!

Metal Grasshopper pairs the unlikely duo of Metal master Philip H. Anselmo with comedian, dandy, and NPR darling, Dave Hill. Hill begs Anselmo to mold him into “the baddest metal motherfucker of all time.” Anselmo begrudgingly relents and the abuse and absurdity reaches epic levels. Metal Grasshopper was directed by Chris Lee with Joe Randazzo, written by Chris Lee, Dave Hill, and Phil Anselmo, edited by Phil Costello and produced by Chris Lee.


(Source: Earsplit PR)

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