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Ronnie James Dio Memorial Weekend Information From Ann Boleyn Of Hellion

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, Music, news with tags , , , on April 18, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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From Ann Boleyn of Hellion:

Dear Friends,

This email is in response to those of you who have been asking for information about the events on May 15, 16, and 17, to honor the 5th Anniversary of the passing of Ronnie James Dio.

Myself and members of Hellion will be performing at the free Memorial at Forest Lawn on May 16th, and also at the charity fundraiser BBQ on May 17th.  Please note that Hellion will not be performing as a band for these two events, but that individual members are performing.

There is plenty of seating outside on May 16th at Forest Lawn.  There is limited seating inside the auditorium at Forrest Lawn. If you would like to sit inside you will need to request tickets at info@diocancerfund.org. I don’t know if there are any tickets left for the auditorium.  But, if you are interested in sitting inside you will need to contact the Dio Cancer Fund directly.  (If you can’t get tickets for the auditorium, you can watch the concert on the lawn).

For more information about these events, please go to the Dio Charity Fund’s website.

Best,

Ann Boleyn

(Hellion)

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE ANN BOLEYN & HELLION.

REST IN PEACE, RONNIE JAMES DIO.

Stone.

KISS – Rock Icons To Perform At 88th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, holidays, Music, music news, news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 11, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Represented by Epic Rights, (the full-service global branding and merchandising company), the iconic KISS have been secured to perform at the 88th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! This marks the first ever appearance of KISS at this historic and traditional holiday American event! Whoa! With a KISS medley and 600 cheerleaders from across the United States, leading the way, this event will be viewed by tens of millions of people; viewed from both the streets of Manhattan and around the U.S.! Whoa again!

The 88th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® returns to NBC on Thursday, November 27 (9:00 a.m. to noon in all time zones). Matt Lauer, Al Roker and Savannah Guthrie of NBC’s Today will anchor the broadcast. Executive Producer Brad Lachman, Producer Bill Bracken and Director Gary Halverson are the team leading this live holiday broadcast, behind the scenes.

2014 has been a milestone year for KISS, with the band celebrating their 40th Anniversary and induction into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. KISS will be capping off their historic year when they hit their mark on Manhattan’s 34th street, at this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®. Metal be thy name!

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For more info on this NBC telecast:

http://www.nbc.com/macys-thanksgiving-day-parade

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE KISS.

LONG LIVE NBC.

HAVE A HAPPY THANKSGIVING, AMERICA!

Stone.

CONVICTS TAKE ON CONGRESS

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, politics with tags , , , , , on July 9, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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On July 31, 2014, female-fronted, Heavy Metal band, Corprit Convict, is taking the message of their debut album, Come Clean, directly to the steps of the U.S. Capitol Building. The message?  Remove money from politics. The band will be performing songs from the album, such as “3 Ring”, “Applicator” and “Left for Dead”, serving, themselves, as protest anthems and calling for change in our country.

“Campaign financing has become the single, biggest problem plaguing our country’s political landscape today. But it’s also the least discussed problem, because the only people who can effect real change on theses policies, or lack thereof, are the same group cashing the checks. Money talks in Washington and, right now, it’s screaming,” says singer, KT. “Americans cannot continue to stand idly by as the richest members of our country continue to buy our elections and control our public officials.”

In the Spring of this year, the US Supreme Court passed a ruling that will allow individuals and corporations to give up to $6 million to candidates and parties in a 2 year election cycle; nearly 50 times the limit before the ruling.

Supporters for the band can join them on the steps of the Congress on July 31 (last day of summer session).

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STONE SAYS:

LISTEN TO, PURCHASE AND SUPPORT CORPRIT CONVICT! CHECK ‘EM OUT BELOW! 

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(Source: Corprit Convict)

* For more info on CORPRIT CONVICT:

Facebook: Corprit Convict

Website: http://corpritconvict.com

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LONG LIVE CORPRIT CONVICT.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

CROWBAR “Symmetry In Black” – #2 On iTunes METAL Chart And #48 On Top Albums Chart!

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on May 30, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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CROWBAR – As of today, May 30th, 2014, the new CROWBAR album, Symmetry In Black, is ranked at #2 on the iTunes Metal Albums Chart and at #48 on the iTunes Top Albums Chart! Metal be thy name!! I bought my new CROWBAR last night at Best Buy; Symmetry In Black was on sale for $7.99 (US). Trust me, this new CROWBAR is a mammoth vice grip of Sludge/Doom on my Metal saturated brain!

Crowbar - Symmetry In Black - #2 - itunes Metal Album Chart - May 30 - 2014

#2 – iTunes Metal Albums Chart

Crowbar - Symmetry In Black - itunes chart position - May 30 - 2014#48 – iTunes Top Albums Chart

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As reported on the CROWBAR Facebook page:

Thanks so much to everyone who picked up our new album “Symmetry In Black”! If you don’t have it yet get on iTunes here: http://smarturl.it/symmetryinblack or pick up at copy at Best Buy, FYE, Hastings Entertainment, Newbury Comics, Zia Records & other fine stores! You can also get it on Amazon MP3 & Google Play.

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CROWBAR:

Kirk Windstein – Guitar and Vocals

Matt Brunson – Guitar

Tommy Buckley – Drums

Jeff Golden – Bass

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* For more info on CROWBAR:

Facebook: Crowbar

http://www.twitter.com/crowbarrules

http://www.martyrstore.net

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LONG LIVE CROWBAR.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE NOLA.

Stone.

CINDERELLA “Stripped” – Live Album Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, music news, news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 11, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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CINDERELLA – Any 80’s headbanger and/or Classic Rock aficionado who has seen Cinderella live during any decade knows just how fantastic a live band they are! Collectors Dream Records has released Stripped, a collection of 16 live hits from Philadelphia’s treasured Heavy Rock ‘N Roll band. The songs were recorded over the course of two nights at the Key Club, in Hollywood, during Cinderella’s “Unfinished Business” tour.

The shows took place on October 2nd and 3rd, of 1998, featuring the original Cinderella line-up, with vocalist Tom Keifer out front, along with guitarist Jeff LaBar, drummer Fred Coury and bassist Eric Brittingham. Two bonus tracks (Sick For The Cure & Make Your Own Way) were recorded live in 1991.

Tom Keifer’s sandpapered vocals sound (per usual) fabulous and the band charges out their killer hard and heavy, bluesy Rock ‘N Roll; Cinderella Rock ‘N Roll that is now considered timeless, in my Metal opinion. Even though I’ve wished and waited for a new studio album to come from Cinderella, twenty years to be exact, their back catalog celebrated live on this Stripped album, still sounds more relevant than ever, to me.

This revisit to enjoying live Cinderella from 1998 and ’91 certainly takes me on a feel-good memory trip. Just listening to these guys jam on this album only solidifies my appreciation for the music they’ve created. Metal be thy name. – Stone

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Track Listing: More Things Change, Push Push, Gypsy Road, Fallin’ Apart At The Seams, Heartbreak Station, The Last Mile, Shelter Me, Coming Home, Hot And Bothered, Nightsongs, Nobody’s Fool, Somebody Save Me, Shake Me, Don’t Know What You Got (Till It’s Gone), Sick For The Cure (bonus track), Make Your Own Way (bonus track)

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* For more info on CINDERELLA:

Website: http://www.cinderella.net/

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LONG LIVE CINDERELLA.

LONG LIVE COLLECTORS DREAM RECORDS.

LONG LIVE ROCK N’ ROLL.

Stone.

Metal Warriors THOR Return To Hollywood For An Exclusive Show – Celebrate The Deluxe Re-Issue Of “ONLY THE STRONG”!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, music news, news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 11, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Los Angeles, CA – Muscle-bound superheroes THOR are set to fly to Heavy Metal’s very own Valhalla, Hollywood CA, on Saturday, May 24th, for an explosive performance at the Loaded club on Hollywood Blvd. This Vancouver outfit originated in the early ‘70s with body building champion and former Mr. USA Jon Mikl Thor and quickly gained a devout following thanks in part to the band’s elaborate and supremely entertaining live shows, which frequently featured Jon performing not just outstanding anthems of Metal but also astounding feats of strength; bending steel bars with his teeth and exploding water bottles with his lungs! Jon would go on to appear on the Merv Griffin Show in 1976, which led to a licensing deal with RCA and the release of THOR’s debut album Keep The Dogs Away the following year.

But it wasn’t until the group’s 1985 album, Only The Strong, that Jon Mikl & Co. really began to flex their muscles. Recorded in the UK, the album produced two British chart-topping classics, Let The Blood Run Red and Thunder On The Tundra, earning the band a truly international following. Now, on the eve of the 30th anniversary of its release, Deadline Music will offer a special deluxe CD/DVD edition of this metal masterpiece!

Billed as the COMPLETE THOR experience, this set includes the entire Only The Strong album along with several rare and unreleased bonus tracks PLUS an incredible 60 minute concert DVD capturing the band in live performances during their early ‘80s heyday, performing stunts and ripping through their best songs – all packaged in a gorgeous 8 panel digipak with a full color 16-page booklet!

Jon Mikl Thor enthuses: “I am ready to take the THOR visual and sound experience to the entertainment capital of the world! What better place to launch the Only The Strong CD/DVD deluxe edition! As the Superhero Thundergod of Rock N’ Roll, I promise a night of startling Metal and entertainment for all!”

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For venue information, visit: http://www.LoadedHollywood.com

LOADED Hollywood

6377 Hollywood Blvd

Hollywood, CA  90028

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To pre-order the CD or vinyl on Amazon: http://georiot.co/lzs

To pre-order the digital album on iTunes: http://georiot.co/38MC

For the latest information on Thor, visit: http://www.thorcentral.com/

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(Source: Glass Onyon PR)

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www.CleopatraRecords.com

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LONG LIVE THOR.

LONG LIVE HEAVY METAL.

Stone.

BELPHEGOR – “CONJURING THE DEAD” ARTWORK RELEASED!

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 8, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Diabolical Death/ Black Metal giants BELPHEGOR have just revealed the cover design of their forthcoming album ‘CONJURING THE DEAD’. 
The artwork was created by Greek artist, Seth Siro Anton who also painted the cover of ‘Pestapokalypse IV’ in 2006.

Helmuth comments:

“The spectacular cover, the offensive lyrical content, the Death Musick. BELPHEGOR´s nine new sound collages are a new dimension of intensity and dynamics.”

Seth adds:

”Once you can customize the basic principles of Renaissance painting and deriving energy/data from chaotic reservoir of unconscious… you get BELPHEGOR´s “CONJURING THE DEAD” cover art.”

‘CONJURING THE DEAD’ was recorded at Mana Studios in Florida under the direction of Eric Rutan. Three and a half years have past since the highly praised album ‘Blood Magick Necromance’ was released. BELPHEGOR are back to conquer – possessed, on fire and stronger than ever!

The tenth studio album of one of the most bizarre and authentic bands in the world of Metal will be unleashed on August 8th (EU/ North America) and August 11th (UK/FR) via Nuclear Blast.

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

* For more info on BELPHEGOR:

Website: http://www.belphegor.at

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/belphegor

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Europe: http://www.nuclearblast.de

USA: http://www.nuclearblastusa.com/

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LONG LIVE BELPHEGOR.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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