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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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On This Day In METAL History – December 17th… And Rockin’ Birthday Salutes To Maria Brink And Paul Rodgers!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, movies, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 17, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Aerosmith - Get Your Wings - promo album pic

On December 17th, 1973Aerosmith began recording their second studio album, Get Your Wings, at Record Plant Studios in New York City. Get Your Wings was released March of 1974.

Angel - White Hot - promo album cover pic - #1978GG

Styx - Pieces Of Eight - promo album cover pic - #1978TS

On this day in 1978Angel and Styx performed at Riverfront Coliseum, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Whoa! Angel were touring in support of their fourth studio album, released in 1978: White Hot. Styx were touring in support of their eighth studio album: Pieces Of Eight.

Black Sabbath - "Mob Rules" x-large album pick!!!

On December 17th, 1981The Alvin Lee Band opened for the legendary Black Sabbath at Riverfront Coliseum, in Cincinnati, Ohio. With Ronnie James Dio as their lead vocalist, Black Sabbath were touring in support of their tenth studio album: Mob Rules. Rest in peace, Ronnie James Dio.

The Who - Its Hard - promo album cover pic - 1982

On this day in 1982The Who performed their first farewell concert in Toronto, Canada, at the Maple Leaf Gardens. The concert was filmed for a HBO special and recorded for future albums and videos. The Who were also touring is support of their tenth studio album, released in 1982: It’s Hard.

The Dark Crystal - promo movie poster - #1982JH

On December 17th, 1982 – The fantasy motion picture, The Dark Crystal, was released to wide-screen theaters, via Universal. This animatronic film was directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz; while produced by Gary Kurtz. Rest in peace, Jim Henson.

Robert Plant - promo album poster pic - 1980s - #121714

On this day in 1987Robert Plant performed Led Zeppelin songs live for the first time as a solo artist. The concert was in Folkstone, United Kingdom. Robert Plant performed Misty Mountain Hop and Trampled Underfoot.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Paul Rodgers - The Royal Sessions - promo album cover pic - 2014PR - #3312

Paul Rodgers - Live In Glasgow - promo album cover pic - #121714


On December 17th, 1949, Paul Rodgers was born in England. Happy Rockin’ birthday, Paul! Yeah! Paul Rodgers is a Platinum selling singer, songwriter and self-taught multi-instrumentalist. This legendary artist has sold over 90 million records, while he has written, recorded, produced and released 30 albums since 1968. Paul Rodgers has formed and led three legendary bands to worldwide success: Free, Bad Company and The Firm.

Bad Company - Straight Shooter - promo album pic!

Along with his Grammy nominated solo career, Paul Rodgers has recorded and/or performed with Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Brian May, Queen, David Gilmour, Buddy Guy, Joe Walsh, Slash, Nils Lofgren, Charlie Watts, Bryan Adams, Stax Recording artist Sam Moore, The Four Tops and many others.

The Law - Paul Rodgers - promo cover pic - #331214

Back in 1991, Paul Rodgers and legendary drummer Kenney Jones formed The Law; releasing their lone self-titled album the same year. I consider Paul Rodgers to be one of the greatest Rock and Hard Rock singers of all-time, his voice has forever been unique and magnificent; I’m certain that I’m not alone in this thinking. Long live Paul Rodgers!

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Maria Brink - publicity photo - 2014 - #121714MB


On December 17th, 1977, Maria Brink was born in New York. Happy Rockin’ birthday, Maria! Alright and yeah! Maria Brink is famously known as the lead singer, songwriter and co-founder of In This Moment. As a major draw at numerous, yearly major Metal and Rock festivals, Maria Brink has consistently changed her stage attire and presence, while giving her constant growing fan base something to look forward to and experience in the live concert setting.

Maria Brink - Inked - magazine cover promo - #062008

The ever musically evolving and beautiful Maria Brink and her dynamic band In This Moment have gradually moved to the forefront of the Heavy Music scene, after five critically acclaimed studio albums since 2007. From Metalcore to Gothic and Hard Rock in-between, In This Moment are a diverse band that never aims for the status-quo.

Maria’s talented band even embraces Electronic Rock and Industrial Metal on their most recent album releases, just for good Metal measure! From growls to crooning, Maria Brink’s vocal styles were born to amaze. Long live Maria Brink! Metal be thy name!

In This Moment - Black Widow - promo cover pic

The new studio album, Black Widow, from In This Moment was released in November 2014, via Atlantic Records. Black Widow debuted at #8 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart. Whoa!


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CYANIDE – Debut CD Releasing On January 27th; CD Release Party Info

Posted in Hard Rock, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 16, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Cyanide - Lethal Dose - promo album banner - 2014 - #33

Debut CD from Las Vegas’ Cyanide, to be released worldwide on January 27th 2015. Visit Cyanide CD release party January 31st, 2015 at Vampd Vegas!

Crank it up and watch below:

Cyanide – Drinkin’ and Pump it to Me

At Count’s Vamp’d Rock Bar & Grill

December 12th – 2014


CYANIDE is a Hard Rock/Metal band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Currently playing covers and original songs off their debut album. Cyanide can play a 3 hour show of covers from bands such as Motley Crue, Kiss, Queensryche, Def Leppard, Van Halen, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Ratt, Warrant, L.A. Guns, Bulletboys and more.

CYANIDE can also perform a show consisting entirely of original music. They have opened for such prominent national acts as Skid Row, Stephen Pearcy, Femme Fatale, Black ‘N Blue, and Cheap Thrill.

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Rob Hussey – Vocals

Marc Andrews – Guitar

David Karr – Bass

Ryan Gillan – Drums


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Lamentations Of The Ashen Announce New Album Release Date

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 16, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Lamentations Of The Ashen - Libertine Cyst - promo cover pic

Libertine Cyst To Release On January 20, 2015

LAMENTATIONS OF THE ASHEN, the blackened Doom Metal project of Bon Vincent Fry, will release their long-awaited album Libertine Cyst on January 20 2015.

Consisting of four epic tracks, Libertine Cyst is the follow-up to 2011’s EKIMMV. In regards to the album, Bon has released the following statement:

“Finally, after 3 years, I am pleased to present my 3rd full-length album, ‘Libertine Cyst’ to the world. This album was the most challenging thing I’ve ever had to do musically. I was dealt an endless amount of obstacles (some self-created) which constantly resulted in delaying my progress. I feel that this record stands as a testament that the path of maximum resistance produces a more thoroughly honed work of art. I think the material contained here marks a new height in my song writing and atmosphere for this project. It’s hard to express how pleased and relieved I am to finally have this behind me and shift my gaze even further into the blackness beyond the stars. This is where it ends for me, and starts for everyone else.”

Praise for past Lamentations of the Ashen albums:

“After many repeated listens, I’m fucking way beyond just impressed! Every song on this album is a dark majestic voyage to a universe where the evil thoughts of others are murdered by our protective black dragons.”- Cvlt Nation

“Stirring the aether with bleak and depressive anthems of blackened doom, Lamentations of the Ashen achieves wonder in an audio sea of woe.”- Worm Gear zine


(Source: Dewar PR)

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Long Live Lamentations of the Ashen.

Long Live Metal.


On This Day In METAL History – December 14th… And A METAL Birthday Salute To Cliff Williams!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, movies, Music, music news, rock music with tags , , , , , , on December 14, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Styx - Lady - Demonstration Single - 1973 - promo pic

On December 14th, 1974Styx re-released their song Lady, becoming their first top ten hit in the United States, peaking at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. Lady is originally featured on the second studio album from Styx, released in 1973: Styx II.

Dune - promo movie poster pic - #1984D

On this day in 1984 – Written and directed by David Lynch, the epic Science Fiction film Dune released to wide-screen theaters, via Universal. The cast included: Francesca Annis, Leonardo Cimino, Brad Dourif and José Ferrer. The executive producer was Dino De LaurentiisGordon Matthew Thomas Sumner aka Sting also starred in Dune.

Robert Plant - Now And Zen - promo album cover pic - #1988RP

On December 14th, 1988Robert Plant performed live at the Riverfront Coliseum in Cincinnati, Ohio. Joan Jett & The Blackhearts were the opening band. Whoa! Robert Plant was touring in support of his fourth solo studio album, released in 1988: Now And Zen.

Ozzy Osbourne - Kelly Osbourne - Changes - promo single cover sleeve - #19933

On this day in 2003Ozzy Osbourne reached the top of the UK Singles Chart for the first time, with a cover of Black Sabbath’s song Changes. This song was re-recorded as a duet with his daughter Kelly Osbourne.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Cliff Williams - ACDC - bass player magazine - promo cover - May 1996

Above: Bass Player Magazine – USA – May 1996


Born on December 14th, 1949 in England was Cliff Williams. Happy Rockin’ birthday, Cliff! Yeah, man! Cliff Williams is universally known as a current/long-time member, bassist and backing vocalist for the iconic AC/DC.

ACDC - powerage - 1978 - promo album cover pic - #33

The first AC/DC studio album Cliff Williams performed on was 1978’s Powerage; the rest is incredible AC/DC history! AC/DC were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, back in 2003. Metal be thy name!

ACDC - Rock Or Bust - promo album cover pic - 2014 - #12

The brand new studio album from AC/DC, Rock Or Bust, was released on December 2nd, 2014. Yes, this new AC/DC album kicks Heavy Rockin’ ass. ‘Nuff said.


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On This Day In METAL History – December 13th… From Jimi Hendrix To Ted Nugent

Posted in Heavy Metal, Music, Hard Rock, rock music, classic rock, movies, music news with tags , , , , on December 13, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Foxy Lady - promo 45 - single cover sleeve - 1967JH

On December 13th, 1966The Jimi Hendrix Experience recorded their song Foxy Lady. On this same day, they made their first TV appearance on the British television show: Ready Steady Go. Foxy Lady is featured on the iconic debut album from the Jimi Hendrix Experience: Are You Experienced, released in 1967.

Billy Idol - Whiplash Smile - promo cover pic - #1986BI

On this day in 1986Billy Idol peaked at number six on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart, with his third full-length studio album: Whiplash Smile. This album went on to achieve Platinum status in the United States.

Vinnie Moore - Meltdown - promo album cover pic - 1991VM

Vinnie Moore – Meltdown

Rush - Roll The Bones - promo album cover pic - 1991GLNP

RUSH – Roll The Bones

On December 13th, 1991 – Guitar virtuoso Vinnie Moore opened for the legendary RUSH at the Hartford Civic Center, in Hartford, Connecticut. Vinnie Moore was touring in support of his third solo album from 1991: Meltdown. This was one of many concert dates on the Roll The Bones Tour for RUSH. Roll The Bones was the fourteenth studio album released by the Canadian Rock legends.

Slash - Gibson Guitar - promo ad - flyer - #33SG

On this day in 1993 – Guitarist Slash joined Billy Joel onstage, to lend a solo to the song shameless, during a concert at the Los Angeles Sports Arena. Whoa!

Mars Attacks! - promo movie poster pic - #1996DDJNGC

On December 13th, 1996 – The Science Fiction/Comedy, Tim Burton directed Mars Attacks! was released to wide-screen theaters, via Warner Bros. Pictures. This film boasts a legendary cast of: Jack Nicholson, Glenn Close, Annette Bening, Pierce Brosnan, Danny DeVito, Michael J. Fox, Sarah Jessica Parker, Martin Short and even… the legendary Tom Jones. Whoa, man! Mars Attacks! is… Metal.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Ted Nugent - Shut Up And Jam - promo cover pic - 2014


Born on December 13th, 1948 was Ted Nugent. Happy Rockin’ birthday, Ted! Yeah and whoa! The Motor City Madman has been electrifying his fans with his dazzling array of guitar licks, tricks and memorable riffs. With 14 solo studio albums and more than several live albums to his credit, Ted Nugent has spanned across five decades, playing his  unique style of Rock N’ Roll.

Spanning the Ted Nugent discography, many great lead singers were featured, such as: Meatloaf, Derek St. Holmes, Brian Howe and a lead vocal one song/cameo on 2014’s Shutup & Jam! by Sammy Hagar. Metal be thy name!

Damn Yankees - promo cover pic - #1990TNTSJB

Ted Nugent began his road to Rockin’ fame as the lead guitarist for Detroit’s very own: The Amboy Dukes. Ted Nugent was also a co-founder of the Hard Rock supergroup: Damn Yankees. With guitarist Tommy Shaw, Jack Blades on bass and drummer Michael Cartellone, Damn Yankees were born. With 2 studio albums released from 1990 to 1992, Damn Yankees were a favorite of MTV and FM radio, with five music videos and nine hit singles.

Ted Nugent - For President - promo sticker image

Stone - 2011 Photo #1




On This Day In METAL History – December 12th – And A METAL Birthday Salute To Bruce Kulick!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, movies, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 12, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

The Doors - Last Show promo flyer - 1970 - New Orleans

On December 12th, 1970The Doors performed their final concert (with their original lineup), in New Orleans, Louisiana, at The Warehouse. The Doors were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, in 1993. Rest in peace, Jim Morrison and Ray Manzarek.

MTV logo - classic logo - #9987

On this day in 1985 – MTV was being broadcasted into 25,805,000 homes. This was back during a time when MTV had legitimacy and acknowledged real heavy and classic Rock N’ Roll.

!Three Amigos! - promo movie poster - 1986 - #121214

On December 12th, 1986 – The comedy motion picture !Three Amigos! was released, via Orion Pictures to wide-screen theaters. !Three Amigos! stars 3 of the modern era’s funniest men: Steve Martin, Chevy Chase and Martin Short. This film was written by: Lorne Michaels, Steve Martin and Randy Newman. John Landis was the director.

Manowar - Kings Of Metal - promo album cover pic - #121214

On December 12th, 1989 – The mighty MANOWAR perform a concert at International II, in Manchester, England. This was one of many dates on MANOWAR’s Kings Of Metal World Tour. MANOWAR were touring in support of their very cool and sixth studio album, released in 1988: Kings Of Metal.

Saigon Kick - Love Is On The Way - single cover sleeve - promo pic - #1987SK

On this day in 1992 – Florida’s Saigon Kick hits #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their power ballad Love Is On the Way. This song is featured on Saigon Kick’s second studio album released in 1992: The Lizard.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Bruce Kulick - Kiss - SIT guitar strings - promo flyer - #1987


On December 12th, 1953, Bruce Kulick was born. Happy birthday, Bruce! Whoa and yeah! Bruce Kulick is famously known as a former guitarist for the iconic KISS, during an arena era when KISS didn’t use character makeup or costumes.

Kiss - Revenge - album promo banner - bruce kulick

KISS circa 1992: L to R – Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Eric Singer and Bruce Kulick

Bruce Kulick spent twelve years as a member of KISS, playing lead guitar on their following albums: Asylum (1985), Crazy Nights (1987), Hot In The Shade (1989), Revenge (1992), KISS ALIVE III (1993), KISS Unplugged (1996) and Carnival Of Souls: The Final Sessions (1997).

Bruce Kulick - BK3 - promo album flyer - #2010BK


Bruce Kulick is also featured on nine (official) KISS video albums, with release dates ranging from 1985 to 2007. For the Smashes, Thrashes & Hits album from 1988, Bruce plays lead guitar on Let’s Put The X In Sex and (You Make Me) Rock Hard.

Grand Funk Railroad - classic band logo - the american band - #121114

As a current guitarist for the legendary Grand Funk Railroad, the Rock N’ Roll resume of Bruce Kulick is astonishing! Bruce played on three Michael Bolton studio album during the 80’s along with Billy Squier’s album The Tale Of The Tape from 1980. Bruce Kulick (along with his brother Bob) was also a member of the touring band for Meatloaf’s Bat Out Of Hell studio album from 1977. Bruce has recorded with Michael Schenker, Avantasia, Gene Simmons and Graham Bonnet, among a host of others.

Bruce Kulick - Transformer - promo cover pic - 2014 - #3312

Bruce co-founded the Hard Rock supergroup Union, back in 1997, which featured vocalist John Corabi. Union released two studio album before disbanding. Three solo studio albums have been released by Bruce Kulick: Audio Dog (2001), Transformer (2003) and BK3 (2010). Metal be thy name, Bruce Kulick Rocks!


Stone - 2011 Photo #1





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