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ROYAL THUNDER – DEBUT “TIME MACHINE” VIDEO VIA ROLLING STONE – TOUR DATES WITH WILCO UNDERWAY; HEADLINING TOUR IN MAY

Posted in Hard Rock, Music, rock bands, rock music with tags , , , on April 23, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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“…the contemporary hard-rock equivalent of Fleetwood Mac’s Rumors…” – Stereogum

“a stunning hard-rock record that examines what happens after a breakup of any kind.” – NPR

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April 23, 2015, Philadelphia – Royal Thunder debut the video for Time Machine, from their recently released album, Crooked Doors, via Rolling Stone:

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/premieres/royal-thunders-mlny-parsonz-on-escaping-a-cult-touring-with-wilco-20150423.

The video was directed by J.P. Bradburn who also worked with the band on their video for “Blue.” NPR said of the song, “’Time Machine’ moves with the stubborn resolve of a tightrope walker on a windy day: The song heaves along with intertwining guitars and the soulful vocal of Parsonz, who seems more aware of her dynamic abilities than ever.”

The Atlanta-quartet is currently on a Southeastern tour with Wilco, playing this evening at the Bayou Music Center in Houston. Royal Thunder’s headlining tour kicks off May 28 in New Orleans and will include a brief run of shows with Halestorm and Rival Sons.

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The band has been sharing behind-the-scenes footage filmed during the making of Crooked Doors, as well as a newly released clip where they discuss the individual tracks on the album. The first two in the track-by-track series of webisodes can be seen below:

Crooked Doors was released earlier this month, with Stereogum calling the album “the hard rock equivalent of Fleetwood Mac’s Rumors.” Entertainment Weekly said Crooked Doors “leans on its substantial pop chops. Tracks like ‘Glow’ are more Heart than Led Zep, which is not a bad thing at all.” Metal Hammer UK recently nominated the band for “Best Underground Band” in their annual Golden Gods’ Awards.

Tour Dates:

April 23 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center *
April 26 Tallahassee, FL Capital City Amphitheater *
April 28 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live Orlando *
May 1 St. Augustine, FL St. Augustine Amphitheater *

May 28 New Orleans, LA Siberia
May 29 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s
May 30 Dallas, TX Club Dada
May 31 Austin, TX Holy Mountain
June 2 Phoenix, AZ Rebel Lounge
June 3 San Diego, CA The Hideout
June 5 Anaheim, CA The Grove **
June 6 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom **
June 8 Portland, OR Roseland Theater **
June 9 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo **
June 10 Boise, ID Revolution Center **
June 12 Missoula, MT Wilma Theatre **
June 13 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory **
June 14 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom **
June 16 Billings, MT Pub Station
June 18 Salt Lake City, UT Crucial Fest
June 19 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
June 20 Kansas City, MO The Record Bar
June 21 Minneapolis, MN The Nether Bar
June 22 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen
June 23 Grand Rapids, MI The Pyramid Scheme
June 25 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus
June 26 Boston, MA Great Scott
June 27 Providence, RI The Parlour
June 28 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Neck Tie
June 30 Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery
July 1 Richmond, VA The Camel
July 2 Charlotte, NC The Chop Shop
July 3 Atlanta, GA The Earl

* – with Wilco
** – with Halestorm, Rival Sons

Wild Throne opens on all of Royal Thunder’s headlining dates.

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Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing

* For more info on ROYAL THUNDER:

http://www.facebook.com/royalthundermusic

http://www.twitter.com/royalthunderatl

royalthunder.bandcamp.com

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LONG LIVE ROYAL THUNDER.

Stone.

LIVING COLOUR – RETURN TO STUDIO, POSTPONE SEVERAL FALL TOUR DATES

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

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Photo credit: Karsten Staiger

NEW YORK, Nov. 14 – Living Colour, the multi-platinum rock band whose music Rolling Stone described as “an intoxicating brew of hard, grinding rock with splashes of funk, jazz, reggae and pop,” have returned to the studio to finish work on Shade, their forthcoming album.

The band has also postponed a number of their fall tour dates in order to spend the remainder of the year working on their sixth studio offering. However, Living Colour will be playing four shows before the end of the year:

Nov. 28 – New York, NY Irving Plaza
Nov. 29 – Londonderry, NH Tupelo Music Hall (SOLD OUT)
Nov. 30 – Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
Dec. 01  – Philadelphia, PA World Café Live

“While we don’t want to disappoint our fans,” explained guitarist Vernon Reid, “we need this time to finish recording the new album. We will be back in February with new material. We really appreciate our fans’ support and want to make the best record we can.”

Dates that have been postponed are:

Dec. 03 – Stafford Springs, CT Stafford Palace Theatre
Dec. 04 – Newton, NJ The Newton Theatre
Dec. 05 – Ridgefield, CT Ridgefield Playhouse
Dec. 06 – Leesburg, VA Tally Ho Theatre
Dec. 07 – Hanover, MD Maryland Live Casino
Dec. 09 – Nashville, TN City Winery Nashville
Dec. 10 – Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
Dec. 12 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL The Culture Room
Dec. 13 – St. Petersburg, FL The State Theatre
Dec. 14 – Atlanta, GA The Masquerade

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* Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing

* For more info on LIVING COLOUR:

www.facebook.com/livingcolour

www.twitter.com/livingcolour

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE LIVING COLOUR.

LONG LIVE ROCK N’ ROLL.

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KADAVAR – ANNOUNCE FURTHER US-DATES AND EUROPEAN FESTIVAL SHOWS!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, music news, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 16, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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KADAVAR – With the release of their first ever live record Live In Antwerp coming up on June 6 (Europe) and June 9 (UK & France) 2014 via Nuclear Blast, German Classic Rock trio KADAVAR currently proves to be one of the most relentlessly touring acts around, as they will kick off additional US dates supporting Australian Psychedelic Rock outlet WOLFMOTHER.

Check out KADAVAR and WOLFMOTHER at these remaining shows:

17.05. USA Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall
20.05. USA Washington, D.C. – The Lincoln Theatre
22.05. MEX Mexico City – José Cuervo Salón

Furthermore KADAVAR have also announced additional European Festivalshows for summer and autumn 2014.

Don’t miss the chance to enjoy KADAVAR live at any of the following dates:

31.05. D Netphen-Deuz – Freak Valley Festival
09.06. D Essen Werden – Pfingstopenair
20.06. FR Clisson – Hellfest
24.06. FR Lyon – Boat Show
29.06. D Finowfurt – Roadrunner’s Paradise
05.07. D Münster – Vainstream Rockfest
24.07. SLO Tolmin – Metal Days
25.07. LUX Luxemburg – Food For Your Senses
26.07. IT Pesaro – Sunride
02.08. D Horb, Neckar – Mini Rock Festival
07.08. S Gasklockorna – Getaway
08.08. D Haldern – Haldern Pop
09.08. D Eschwege – Open Flair
14.08. AT St. Pölten – Frequency Festival
15.08. BE Hasselt – Pukkelpop
06.09. D Pinneberg – Ackerfestival
17.09. D Hamburg – Reeperbahn Festival
18.09. NL Tilburg – Incubate Festival
03.10. D Erfurt – Teenitus Festival
04.10. CH Pratteln – Up In Smoke
10.10. BE Antwerp – Desert Fest
18.10. D München – Keep It Low
14.11. D Würzburg – Hammer Of Doom

Live In Antwerp comes as a 2LP set and also features a full live set recorded in Antwerp in 2013.

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

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

Europe: http://www.nuclearblast.de

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* For more info on KADAVAR:

http://facebook.com/KadavarOfficial

http://youtube.com/KadavarOfficial

http://twitter.com/KadavarOfficial

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LONG LIVE KADAVAR.

LONG LIVE WOLFMOTHER.

Stone.

THE DEAD DAISIES – HEAD TO THE STATES TO TOUR WITH LEGENDARY ROCK ACTS BAD COMPANY AND LYNYRD SKYNYRD & RELEASE NEW SINGLE “FACE I LOVE”

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, music news, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 14, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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The US summer is synonymous with bands going on the road and for The Dead Daisies they’ll be spending it on tour with British Classic Rock giant Bad Company led by singer Paul Rodgers and American Southern Rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd for dates in the United States starting July 10.

Following the release of their self-titled debut earlier this year, The Dead Daisies are proud to announce the Face I Love EP, out Friday 1 August. The eponymous single drops Friday 20 June along with an innovative interactive Facebook Application that will allow fans to be a part of the album cover art and music video. The Dead Daisies are happy to announce that they have signed and will release their new single and EP with local indie label Social Family Records in Australia and New Zealand.

“This is the first group of songs that Diz, Marco and I have recorded with the Daisies,” declares Fortus. “I haven’t been this excited about a recording in a long, long time and think they really capture what the band has developed in to over the last year of touring. It’s new music for classic rock fans!”

The touring lineup includes Jon Stevens (Noiseworks/INXS) on vocals, David Lowy (Mink/Red Phoenix) on guitar, Richard Fortus (Guns N’ Roses/Psychedelic Furs) on lead guitar, Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy/Whitesnake) on bass, Dizzy Reed (Guns N’ Roses/Hookers & Blow) on keys and are pleased to announce the new addition of Brian Tichy (Whitesnake/Foreigner/Billy Idol) on drums.

“I am PSYCHED to hit, and I do mean, HIT!, the road, as well as every drum I can fit on the riser, this Summer with my buds in The Dead Daisies. We clicked the first time and we get to do it again with some of our favorite bands of all time! Bad Company with Simon Kirke! Lynyrd Skynyrd with good bud Michael Cartellone!! Yeah! My goal; groove hard, have fun, and swing for the cheap seats! I look forward to “A Dead Daisies Summer Of Rock, Volume, Ampitheaters, Power And Friends! See y’all there!!! – Brian Tichy

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Despite being a band that consists of seasoned rock veterans, The Dead Daisies celebrate technology and are heavily integrated into social media. On Monday, June 23, 2014 The Dead Daisies will launch the “Face I Love” App on their Facebook page and as well as a mobile app. Created to represent the iconic daisy skull logo of the band, Facebook users will be able to upload an image of the face they love to the App to create a photo-mosaic portrait of The Dead Daisies skull – and make it bloom.

“Face I Love is dedicated to all MUSIC FANS around the world especially THE DEAD DAISIES FANS, because without you, we don’t get to do what we do,” attests Stevens. “It’s like having a massive extended family seeing your smiling faces at our shows and for us that makes it all worthwhile.”

When the project comes to a close on July 27, the photo-mosaic portrait of The Dead Daisies’ floral skull, made up of thousands of images of fans of the band, will be used as the artwork for EP, music video, single and other promotional items. The promotion is a true collaboration between the band and their fans, bringing real meaning to the title of the song, “Face I Love”.

Marco Mendoza affirms, “’Face I Love,’ was written for our fans and all the faces we see out in the audience when we play. I believe it was one of the first songs that we all collaborated on in the studio for the first time and BAM!!  Magic!!”

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This will be the bands second tour of the United States, The Dead Daisies were part of the massive 25-date Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival through the US and Canada, along side Alice In Chains, & Jane’s Addiction among others in August and September of 2013.

The Dead Daisies’ self-titled debut album was released in the US and Canada through Caroline/Universal in August 2013 to exceptional reviews and was a featured iTunes release. Their first single “Lock ’N’ Load”, a track co-written by and featuring legendary guitarist Slash received airplay on radio networks across the U.S. including national airplay on SiriusXM satellite radio, both Alice Cooper’s and Nikki Sixx’s popular syndicated radio programs and was named Rolling Stone’s Daily Download.

The video for the single has been shown on over 20 outlets including play on Much Music, which beams into more than 30 million homes across North America. The song also stormed the UK radio airwaves and was placed on a number of key playlists including Team Rock, Kerrang Radio, and went to number 1 on Planet Rock Radio. It has also received spins on the UK’s largest station BBC Radio 2. Their follow-up second single “Washington” was equally successful and went top 20 on the US Rock radio chart (Mediabase).

This year is set to be a busy year ahead for The Dead Daisies with more dates around the world and the global release of a brand new EP and single in July.

CLICK HERE to buy tickets!

The Dead Daisies Tour Dates (w/ Bad Company & Lynyrd Skynyrd)

July 10 – Bangor, ME – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
July 12 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
July 13 – Darien, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 15 – Raleigh, NC – Walnut Creek Amphitheater
July 16 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
July 18 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
July 19 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live

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(Source: The Dead Daisies)

* For more info on THE DEAD DAISIES:

Facebook: The Dead Daisies

Website: http://bit.ly/TheDeadDaisies

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LONG LIVE THE DEAD DAISIES.

LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N ROLL.

Stone.

RUSH – ReDISCovered Vinyl LP Box Set – Is Available Now, Via UMe

Posted in classic rock, music news, progressive rock, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on May 3, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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RUSH CELEBRATES 40 YEAR RECORDING CAREER

In March of 1974, Rush released their self-titled debut through the band’s own indie label, Moon Records in Canada, and quickly sold out of the initial 3500 copies originally pressed. Moon Records would soon become Anthem Records, which launched in 1977, and continues to serve as the band’s only Canadian record company.

To mark the band’s 40-year recording career, Anthem/UMe celebrates with the vinyl reissue of the original Moon Records (pre-Mercury) release of Rush, as part of Universal’s reDISCovered vinyl series. Housed in a sturdy, custom box with a lift-off top, this landmark album is pressed on 200g, audiophile grade vinyl, from the original 1974 analog stereo masters, cut to copper plates using the Direct Metal Mastering (DMM) process at the legendary Abbey Road Studios.

Rush also features the original Moon Records jacket art, complete with the original MN-100-A/B Matrix etching, and will include a 16″x22″ reproduction of the first Rush promo poster, three 5″x7″ lithographs of Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and John Rutsey, a 12″x12″ Rush Family Tree poster, and a digital download card for a free digital copy of this newly remastered release.

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* Vinyl LP Box Set Released On April 29, 2014.

(Source: UMe)

* For more info on RUSH:

Facebook: RUSH

Website: http://www.rush.com

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LONG LIVE RUSH.

LONG LIVE CANADA.

Stone.

THE DEAD DAISIES Skull Photos Banned From Facebook!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, music news, news, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 30, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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DAISIES FANS STAND UP TO FACEBOOK IN THE NAME OF ART! 

As reported by The Dead Daisies:

As all our Dead Daisies fans know, we love skulls. We endeavour to find the coolest skulls the internet has to offer and share them with everyone on our Facebook page. Last Saturday we posted a photo of a human skull. It was created by seven women covered in body paint, lying down to form the shape of a skull. It was a modern interpretation of Salvador Dali’s masterpiece ‘In Voluptas Mors’.

The photo was a received extremely well, with huge appreciation, only to have it removed by Facebook with their reason being that it “didn’t follow the Facebook Community Standards”.

See image below…

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Not knowing whether Facebook realised that this was in fact an interpretation of Dali’s masterpiece, we then posted an image of the original masterpiece, which included an image of Dali, and asked the fans if they deemed the image to be of offensive/inappropriate nature.

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The comments poured in, with thousands of fans sharing their absolute disbelief that such great art was banned. But alas, Facebook stepped in AGAIN, and removed the image, even after all of the support on the post.

We then decided to research these ” Facebook Community Standards”, and came across the following:Facebook - nudity and pornography rules - 2014

After reading this, it is abundantly clear that we have NOT in anyway, breached their guidelines as we have not shared any explicit sexual content, and have shared a significant art piece by one of the greatest artists of our time.

The Dead Daisies are big believers in freedom of speech and do not want to sit quietly while Facebook exercise unjust and inconsistent censorship.

It makes us ask, what should be deemed acceptable and what is unacceptable when there are thousands of images and videos of violence, racism, sexism, and hate that circulate daily?

We want to take a stand for the arts, and we need you to help!!

Today we want everyone to post either of the images we posted on Facebook to their personal or artist page, and use the hashtag #DaisiesLiveForArt.

Let’s rally together (peacefully!), and make a stand for good art!

Thank you all for your time!

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* For more info on THE DEAD DAISIES:

Website: http://bit.ly/TheDeadDaisies

Facebook: The Dead Daisies

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LONG LIVE THE DEAD DAISIES.

LONG LIVE FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND ART.

LONG LIVE ROCK AND ROLL.

Stone.

STYX ‘Paradise Theater’ Album To Be Released On Limited Numbered Hybrid SACD!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, music news, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 30, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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“Styx’s high-water mark…one of the greatest albums in Rock history.”

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Camarillo, CA – Styx fans rejoice with the release of the band’s critically acclaimed album ‘Paradise Theater’ on limited numbered Hybrid SACD by Marshall Blonstein’s Audio Fidelity. Styx’s 10th album, the 1981 release, ‘Paradise Theater’ was the band’s fourth consecutive triple-platinum album. A resounding success, ‘Paradise Theater’ was their greatest commercial triumph and their only #1 album. It remains one of the best examples of the convergence between progressive rock and AOR which typified the arena rock sound of the top groups of the late-seventies and early-eighties such as Journey, REO Speedwagon, Cheap Trick and Kansas.

Styx was a great group of talented musicians – Dennis DeYoung, Tommy Shaw, James Young, Chuck Panozzo and John Panozzo. The album included three Billboard Hot 100 hits, “The Best of Times,” “Nothing Ever Goes As Planned” and “Too Much Time on My Hands”, considered among Tommy Shaw’s finest singles ever. Another track, “Rockin’ The Paradise” reached #8 on the Top Rock Track Chart.

The concept album is a fictional account of Chicago’s Paradise Theatre from its opening to closing, used as a metaphor for America’s changing times from the late 1970s into the 1980s.

“…some of the best songs Styx would ever write!”

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TRACKS:

A.D. 1928

Rockin’ the Paradise

Too Much Time on My Hands

Nothing Ever Goes As Planned

The Best of Times

Lonely People

She Cares

Snowblind

Half-Penny, Two-Penny

A.D. 1958

State Street Sadie

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Produced by Styx

Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio

For more information: http://www.audiofidelity.net/content/styx-paradise-theater

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(Source: Glass Onyon PR)

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LONG LIVE STYX.

REST IN PEACE, JOHN PANOZZO.

Stone.

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