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On This Day In METAL History – April 25th… From SWEET To JIMI HENDRIX

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on April 25, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Sweet - Little Willy - promo 45rpm - cover sleeve - #1973SMO

On April 25th, 1973Sweet received their first Gold single in the United States for their hit Little Willy. This song peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.

Led Zeppelin - Classic Logo - band symbols - #2015RPJP

On April 25th, 1977 – The incredible Led Zeppelin performed at the Kentucky Fair And Exposition Center, in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

Queen - We Are The Champions - We Will Rock You - 45rpm - front cover sleeve promo pic

Above: Front cover sleeve for 45rpm of Queen’s We Are The Champions w/ b-side of We Will Rock You

Queen - We Are The Champions - We Will Rock You - 45rpm - back cover sleeve

Above: Back cover sleeve of 45rpm

On April 25th, 1978We Are the Champions from Queen was certified Platinum after reaching #2 on the UK Singles Chart and #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.

Black Sabbath - Heaven And Hell - promo cover pic!

On April 25th, 1980Black Sabbath released their 9th studio album, Heaven and Hell. This was the first Black Sabbath studio album with the great Ronnie James Dio as vocalist. Ronnie James Dio replaced the legendary Ozzy Osbourne the previous year. Heaven and Hell went on to reach #28 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart, selling one million (plus) copies in the United States alone. Whoa!

On April 25th, 1990 – The Fender Stratocaster that the super iconic Jimi Hendrix used to perform the Star Spangled Banner during a performance at Woodstock in 1969 is auctioned off in London. This iconic Fender Stratocaster sold for a whopping $295,000. Wow and Jiminy Cricket!

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

Metal Bands Khaotika And Wormreich, Involved In Fatal I-85 Crash In Georgia

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , on April 6, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Khaotika - promo band logo - 2015 - #06KMO33

Wormreich - promo band logo - 2015 - #66WRMO

According to local authorities, three people passed away Monday when a van carrying members of two metal bands crashed in Northeast Georgia. The two Metal bands involved are: Khaotika and Wormreich. This tragic accident happened at around 7:00 A.M. EST, on the southbound side of I-85 in Jackson County, Georgia. It has been reported that a total of 12 people were in the van, at the time of the crash. Khaotika and Wormreich were on a mini tour together, heading towards Atlanta, Georgia.

No names of the deceased have been released as of this posting. Metal Odyssey will be keeping these two bands, their families and friends in our heaviest of thoughts. – Stone

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Contributor: Bill Chamberlain

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Stone.

DIAMANTE – To Support WHITESNAKE On Select U.S. Dates This June; New EP “Dirty Blonde” Releases April 7th!

Posted in Hard Rock, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on March 12, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Diamante - Dirty Blonde EP - promo album flyer - 2015 - #0407DMO33

Teen Rock sensation, vocalist and songwriter DIAMANTE, will be supporting the legendary David Coverdale and his spectacular band WHITESNAKE, on select U.S. tour dates, this June. Whitesnake will be embarking on The Purple Tour, in support of their new studio release: The Purple Album. Diamante will be touring in support of her forthcoming EP: Dirty Blonde.

I am very proud of Diamante for earning this exciting supporting role for Whitesnake; Diamante’s hard work and old school dedication to Rock ‘N’ Roll is admirable and widely known. Her many musical achievements these past few years are obviously only just the beginning. Metal be thy name! – Stone

Supporting Whitesnake In June:

02 – Santa Rosa, CA @ Wells Fargo Center

04 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint

09 – Beverly Hills, CA @ Saban Theatre

11 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom

15 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Pikes Peak Center

20 – Houston, TX @ House Of Blues

DIAMANTE – Dirty Blonde EP Teaser:

Pre-Order “Dirty Blonde” EP on iTunes, by clicking link below! The title track (and second single from this EP) will be an automatic grat track when you order this EP on iTunes!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/dirty-blonde-ep/id964667524

DIAMANTE – Bite Your Kiss

(#3 Billboard Single)

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Other recent DIAMANTE related news on Metal Odyssey:

FLYLEAF TO HEADLINE REVOLVER’S HOTTEST CHICKS TOUR!

Above link is for a post featured on Metal Odyssey, on March 7, 2015.

Diamante - Dirty Blonde EP - promo banner pic - 2015 - #0407DIHMO19

DIAMANTE originates from Boston, Massachusetts and currently resides in Hollywood, California.

* For more info on DIAMANTE:

Facebook: DIAMANTE

http://www.diamanteofficialmusic.com/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE DIAMANTE.

LONG LIVE WHITESNAKE.

LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL.

Stone.

MACHINE HEAD – Australia And New Zealand June 2015 Tour Update – And It’s Great News!

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, rock music news with tags , , on March 7, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Machine Head - Australia - Tour Promo Flyer - 2015 - #062015MHMO

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND SHOW SOLD OUT, MOVED TO BIGGER VENUE!

In less than 4 days, Machine Head’s first ever appearance in Christchurch, New Zealand has Sold Out a mind-boggling 3 months ahead of time!! To compensate for phenomenal popular demand, the Auckland show and the Christchurch show have switched dates which allowed for the Christchurch show to be moved up to The Bedford.

Ticket’s on sale now!!

http://bit.ly/HeadCasesTix

** All tickets will still be valid**

Machine Head are currently wrapping up their biggest North America tour to-date, check out the remaining shows below:

3/7 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory Concert House

3/8 Spokane, WA – The Knitting Factory

3/10 Bend, OR – Domino Room

3/11 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater

Machine Head - Bloodstone & Diamonds - 2015 - promo album band banner - MHMO44

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Source: Machine Head Facebook

* For more info on MACHINE HEAD:

http://www.machinehead1.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE MACHINE HEAD.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE AUSTRALIA.

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.

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.

CTULU’s “Sarkomand” LP Now Available For Orders

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on January 15, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

CTULU - promo band pic - #2015C15

The first ever vinyl and reissue of the critically acclaimed sophomore album, Sarkomand, from Lovecraftian black metallers Ctulu is out now and available for orders via the band’s webshop. The 12” black LP was released on December 5th, 2014 via Black Blood Records and Human To Dust, in order to celebrate the band’s tenth anniversary. The CD version (2011, God Eater Records) was sold out and was received very warmly by the band’s fans and critics worldwide.

According to Rolling Stone India “Sarkomand featured Ctulu at their best, with a bruising, brutal mix of black and death metal” and Metal As Fuck states that the album “is a fine example of contemporary extreme metal“.

ctulu - sarkomand - promo cover pic - #2015C0115

Ctulu was formed in 2004 by Mathias Junge and ex-member Stefan Schulz. The band has gone through various line-up changes over the years and the Sarkomand line-up features ex-members Jan Westermann (Diablery, Released Anger) on drums, Rolf Quast-Janßen (Lunar Eclipse) on vocal duties, along with Arne Uekert and Mathias Junge on guitars.

Despite its line-up changes, Ctulu has never given up and has put their original Seastorming Extreme Metal on the map of Heavy Metal. With their experience of live performances – including a tour with Taake, Ragnarök Festival (DE), Infernal Damnation (UK) and various shows outside their homeland, the band is stronger than ever.

Having a powerful member line-up featuring Junge and Uekert both on guitar and vocal duties, Roman Szymura (AEBA) on drums and Lasse Bodenstein on bass, the Germans are now working on their fourth full-length which will see a return to the catchy, straightforward – but not lacking in atmosphere – black metal which is found on Sarkomand.

Upcoming shows:

02. 20 – Frostfeuernächte – KiEZ Hölzerner See, Germany
03. 13 – Magazinkeller, Bremen, Germany (Freie Geister Festival co-organised by the band)
06. 19-21 – Gardelegen, Germany (Metal Frenzy Open Air)
08. 14 – Moscow, Russia
08. 15 – Tula, Russia (Blackened Life Festival)

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Source: Dewar PR

* For more info on CTULU:

Official Website

Facebook

Bandcamp

Twitter

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE CTULU.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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