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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.

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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!

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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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On This Day In METAL History – December 16th… And A Rockin’ Birthday Salute To Billy Gibbons!

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

Jimi Hendrix Experience - Hey Joe - 45rpm - single cover sleeve - 1966JH

On December 16th, 1966 – The Jimi Hendrix Experience releases their single Hey Joe in England. This song is featured on their debut studio album from 1966: Are You Experienced?.

Foghat - Night Shift - promo album cover - #1976F

Ted Nugent - Free For All - promo album cover pic - 1976TN

On this day in 1976Foghat and Ted Nugent performed at the Riverfront Coliseum, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Foghat were touring in support of their sixth studio album: Night Shift. Ted Nugent was touring in support of his second studio album: Free-For-All. Whoa!

Blue Oyster Cult - Agents Of Fortune - promo cover pic - #1976

On December 16th, 1977Detective, The Edgar Winter Group and Blue Öyster Cult performed at the Riverfront Coliseum, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Blue Öyster Cult were touring in support of their fourth studio album from 1976: Agents Of Fortune.

KIX - Blow My Fuse - promo album cover pic - #1989K

On this day in 1989 – KIX hits #11 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their power ballad: Don’t Close Your Eyes. This song is featured on the fourth studio album from KIX, released in 1988: Blow My Fuse.

Whitesnake - Slip Of The Tongue - promo cover pic - #1989DCW

On December 16th, 1989Whitesnake peaked at #10 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart with Slip Of The Tongue. This studio album was their second release to land in the Billboard Top 10 Albums Chart. Slip Of The Tongue was the eighth studio album from Whitesnake. Metal be thy name!

Bon Jovi - Living In Sin - 45rpm promo cover sleeve - #1989BJ

On this day in 1989 – Bon Jovi hits #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with Living in Sin. This song is featured on Bon Jovi’s fourth studio album, released in 1988: New Jersey. Living In Sin was the fifth hit song to reach the Billboard Top 10, from the New Jersey album.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Billy Gibbons - Guitar World - January 2012 - #12BGZZ


On December 16th, 1949, Billy Gibbons was born in Houston, Texas. Happy Rockin’ birthday, Billy! Hell, yeah and whoa! Billy Gibbons is world-famous for being an outstanding and influential guitarist for the legendary ZZ Top. As a founding member of ZZ Top, Billy Gibbons is also their lead vocalist and co-songwriter. Billy Gibbons is such an exceptional guitarist that even the late and ultra great Jimi Hendrix was a fan of his. It’s historic Rock And Roll truth.

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ZZ Top, from l to r: Dusty Hill (bass), Billy Gibbons (guitar) and Frank Beard (drums).

Billy Gibbons’ first successful band was Moving Sidewalks, a Psychedelic Rock band that supported The Jimi Hendrix Experience on their 1968 Are You Experienced tour for a handful of dates.  A recent Moving Sidewalks reunion took place in 2013, as they performed as headliners at the 2013 Austin Psyche Fest in Austin, Texas.

The Moving Sidewalks - The complete collection - promo cover pic - Billy Gibbons

Above, Billy Gibbons is third from the left! Whoa!

With bluesy Rock as their calling card, ZZ Top eventually evolved into a Hard Rock juggernaut during the 1980’s, selling-out arenas everywhere you looked. The blues have never left ZZ Top and thankfully so. ZZ Top were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, back in 2004.

Top photo: January 2012 issue of Guitar World, Billy Gibbons cover feature.


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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 15th… And A METAL Birthday Salute To Carmine Appice!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, movies, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 15, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Happy Birthday Carmine Appice!

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Aerosmith - Dream On - 45rpm - single - promo pic - #1973AST

On December 15th, 1973Aerosmith made their first appearance on American Bandstand. Aerosmith performed their hit power ballad Dream On.

Heart - Straight On - promo 45rpm - cover sleeve - #1919ANW

On this day in 1978Heart hits #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles Chart with their song: Straight On. This hit is featured on Heart’s fourth studio album from 1978: Dog & Butterfly.

The Who - classic band logo - British Flag - #1967 - PTKM66

On December 15th, 1979The Who performed a concert at the New Haven Coliseum, in New Haven, Connecticut.

Schindlers List - promo movie poster - 1993 - #3393LN

On this day in 1993 – The biographical/war and dramatic film Schindler’s List was released to wide-screen theaters in the United States, via Universal Pictures. Schindler’s List was directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg. This film stars Liam Neeson and Ben Kingsley.

Schindler’s List was the recipient of seven Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Score. Altogether, there were twelve Academy Award nominations for Schindler’s List.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Carmine Appice - promo print - pasha - #7771


On December 15th, 1946, Carmine Appice was born in New York. Happy Rockin’ birthday, Carmine! Yeah, man! Carmine Appice is a world-class drummer and music educator, with a legendary Rock and Hard Rock resume that is realistically unparalleled and impressively extensive.

Drum Wars Live - legends Carmine  and Vinny Appice - #777332

I could blab until the wombats rule the Earth, when it comes to the accomplishments and Rock pioneering significance of Carmine Appice. Vanilla Fudge, Jeff Beck, Tim Bogert, Rod Stewart, Cactus, Pat Travers, Rick Derringer, Ozzy Osbourne, Blue Murder, Michael Schenker, King Kobra, Rated X and Drum Wars with Vinny Appice makes for an exceptional list of bands and musicians Carmine Appice has recorded and/0r toured with, among many more.

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Long Live Carmine Appice!


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NERVOCHAOS “The Art of Vengeance” Is Out Now On Greyhaze Records / Decibel Streaming Album

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 14, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Nervochaos - promo band pic - #33 - 2014

The Art of Vengeance from Brazilian old school death-thrashers NERVOCHAOS is now available worldwide on Greyhaze RecordsDecibel has offered up the complete album stream for your listening pleasure at:

Order The Art of Vengeance at this location. 

The band’s most varied and devastating release to date, The Art of Vengeance blends elements of traditional death, bone crushing doom, punk and thrash for results that are both destructive and addicting. The first pressing of the album also includes a bonus DVD featuring a documentation of the band’s latest tour.

Critical Praise:

“Old school death metal and thrash from Brazil, where you’ll still get your ass kicked sideways for being a poseur.” – Decibel

“Brazilian Death Metal Kings” 10/10 – Metal-Temple

“A well-rounded expression of brutality which is at once instant to the ears and yet always bruising.” – Metal Forces Magazine

NervoChaos - The Art Of Vengeance - promo album cover pic - 2014

The Art Of Vengeance – Track List:

The Harvest

For Passion Not Fashion

The Devil’s Work


From Below and Not Above

Blood Ritual

Rotten Moralismo

Shadows of Destruction

Ghost of the Past

What is Dead May Never Die

The Legacy is Pain




Fed-up with the entire trend flooding the scene, NERVOCHAOS was formed in mid-1996, with the idea of creating aggressive and chaotic music, shredding the barriers of Death Metal and Hardcore. The band gained cult status in the extreme music scene due to their hard work over the past years, offering a sonic extravaganza in their unique way. Their demo-tapes have become collector’s items in the underground, supporting their regular releases.

The band is not afraid of touring or performing live. They did many tours around Europe, South America; and shared the stage with several acts such as VENOM, POSSESSED, CANNIBAL CORPSE, KREATOR, BIOHAZARD, AGNOSTIC FRONT, CARCASS, NAPALM DEATH, DISMEMBER, D.R.I., MAYHEM, THE EXPLOITED and many more to list.

After 18 years of churning out some of the most furious and vehement Metal the South American underground has experienced, NERVOCHAOS is back with The Art of Vengeance. The band’s sixth studio album, The Art of Vengeance is poised to be a standout album of 2014.


(Source: ClawHammer PR)

Greyhaze records - large logo - 2013







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