A SOUND OF THUNDER – Debuts New Album, Exclusive Cover Art On Kickstarter; Based On Valiant’s SHADOWMAN Comic Book Series!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on July 23, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

A Sound Of Thunder - Tales From The Deadside - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #MMBSS04

Washington D.C. area Metal band A SOUND OF THUNDER has announced their new album “Tales from the Deadside” with a Kickstarter campaign that reached full funding in under 24 hours.  The new album is a full-length concept album based on Valiant Entertainment’s SHADOWMAN comic book series.

The album was recorded at Assembly Line Studios with RIAA-platinum awarded producer Kevin ‘131’ Gutierrez (Shinedown, While Heaven Wept, Raven).  The new release “Tales from the Deadside” is set for release on September 25th and will be available on CD, limited colored vinyl, and in a number of exclusive pre-order packages only on Kickstarter.  The standard CD edition of “Tales from the Deadside” will feature all-new Shadowman cover artwork, while select backers of the Kickstarter campaign can obtain an exclusive cover featuring Shadowman’s arch-nemesis Master Darque. (see below):

ASOT- Shadowman- Kickstarter exclusive cover

“The story of Shadowman, his alter-ego Jack Boniface, and the many characters in his world inspired us to create what we believe is our best album to date,” said A Sound Of Thunder guitarist Josh Schwartz.  “We let the story lead us to places our music has never been before, combining all the elements of supernatural horror, drama, action and adventure found in the comics. Of course everything has gone through our own unique Thunderous filter, and all the familiar ASOT elements will be there, Shadowman’s harrowing journey demanded no less!”

A Sound of Thunder was formed in Washington, DC in 2009.  Their most recent album “The Lesser Key of Solomon” was released on September 9th, 2014 via Mad Neptune Records and debuted at #43 on the Billboard Heatseeker’s Albums chart.

Shy Girls

A Sound Of Thunder:

Nina Osegueda – vocals

Josh Schwartz – guitars/ keyboards

Jesse Keen – guitars/ keyboards

Chris Haren – drums/ percussion

A Sound Of Thunder - official band logo - 2015 - #330720MOMMBSS







Source: Dustin Hardman, Press Promotions





On This Day In METAL History – July 23rd… From SLASH To AFTER THE BURIAL

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

Def Leppard - Hysteria - promo album cover pic - #33BB

On July 23rd, 2011 – The great DEF LEPPARD had their hit single. Pour Some Sugar On Me, ranked at #2, on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. Yup. Here’s something even better: DEF LEPPARD’s fourth studio album, Hysteria, was sitting at #1, on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. This superb album went on to sell 20 million (plus) units worldwide. Whoa, man!

Iron Maiden - The Final Frontier World Tour - promo flyer - 2011 - #3366IMMO11

On July 23rd, 2011 – The exceptional IRON MAIDEN performed at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle, England. This was a date on The Final Frontier Tour. Hail Maiden!

After The Burial - Wolves Within - promo album cover pic - 2013 - #33ILMWAMH

On July 23rd, 2015 – Minnesota’s AFTER THE BURIAL have their album, Wolves Within, ranked at #16, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Whiz-bang! This album was released back in the Winter of 2013.

After The Burial - In Dreams - promo album cover pic - #MOMIOLIDF

On July 23rd, 2015AFTER THE BURIAL have their album, In Dreams, ranked at #46, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Whoa! This album was released back in 2010. AFTER THE BURIAL are currently touring on The Summer Slaughter Tour – North America.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

SLASH Made In Stoke Live promo album pic!

SLASH - Guitar Player - Magazine Cover Feature - 2014 - #MMBSSTO


On July 23rd, 1965, SLASH was born in the UK. Happy Birthday, SLASH! This legendary guitarist & Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer is universally famous for his career with Guns N’ Roses. SLASH has carved out his post Guns N’ Roses life with an amazing musical career which currently boasts his band: SLASH Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators. Long Live SLASH!

* Shown above: SLASH Featuring Myles Kennedy LIVE (CD cover) Made In Stoke 24/7/11 and Guitar Player cover feature from October 2014.


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Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, rock music with tags , , , on July 22, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Raveneye - promo band photo - 2015 - #MOMMNSWAF


Stream “Breaking Out” (Single)

“Breaking Out is a filthy monster of a song, and we’d claim to have discovered them were it not for the fact that the track has had nearly 100,000 Soundcloud plays since it was uploaded last month” 
- Classic Rock Magazine -


After a hugely successful Europe run with SLASH, RAVENEYE are thrilled to announce the legendary rocker has extended his invitation for the UK band to rejoin him on his US tour, starting October 7th in Minneapolis before hitting Canada for several dates, and then onto U.S. cities including Seattle, Denver and Los Angeles.

Before the Slash dates begin, RAVENEYE will make their US debut at the Louder Than Life Festival in Louisville on October 3rd. At the conclusion of the SLASH dates, the UK trio will hit the Aftershock Festival in Sacramento on October 24th.

RAVENEYE are celebrating the release of their new single, “Breaking Out” while their self-titled debut EP has been riding high in the Amazon best sellers list. The UK rock trio has had a busy summer doing what they do best, touring relentlessly. They hit the road throughout June and July with the Blues Pills and as special guests of Slash – on an amazing run of dates across Europe. In addition, they have topped the rock chart for 3 weeks running at influential radio station RockFile Radio.

Even though he’s still only 25 year sold, Oli Brown, singer and multi award-winning guitarist, has already released four solo albums and toured the world for 10 years with legends such as Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter and Joe Satriani.  Mojo Magazine hailed Oli as; ‘the hottest young pistol in British blues’ – Classic Rock Magazine described him as “one of the best and brightest guitar heroes performing in the world today”. He recorded the 5 tracks on “Breaking Out” late last year, before teaming up with drummer Kev Hickman and bassist Aaron Spiers and to take the songs out live – et voilà – RavenEye was born.

Filled with deep, bluesy grooves which invoke giants such as Zeppelin and Soundgarden the band (who only formed a year ago) are winning fans around the world with their huge sound and killer live shows.


Listen to the Breaking Out EP here: Stream Breaking Out (EP)

”Fuzz-tacular Garage Rock”  Kerrang!

“A filthy monster of a song” Classic Rock

“…the title track of the EP has a riff so big it could protect the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros” Total Guitar


3rd October LOUISVILLE, KY Louder Than Loud Festival
7th October MINNEAPOLIS MN Mill City Nights with Slash
9th October CALGARY Grey Eagle Event Centre with Slash
10th October EDMONTON Northern Alberta Jubilee with Slash
12th October VANCOUVER Queen Elizabeth Centre with Slash
13th October SEATTLE Moore Theatre with Slash
15th October SALT LAKE CITY The Depot with Slash
16th October DENVER Fillmore Auditorium with Slash
18th October SAN FRANCISCO CA Warfield with Slash
20th October CHANDLER AZ Wild Horse Pass Hotel Casino with Slash
21st October ANAHEIM CA House of Blues with Slash
23rd October LOS ANGELES CA Hollywood Palladium with Slash
24th October SACRAMENTO CA Aftershock Festival with Slash

Check out the bands intense pre-gig warm up: Warm Up

Guitarist International interview with Oli: Guitar International

www.raveneyeofficial.com| @ItsRavenEye


Source: MAD Ink PR





AC/DC – 7 Cool Facts About This Iconic Band You NEED To Know!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on July 22, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

AC:DC - Rock Or Bust - World Tour - promo flyer - 2015 - #0733MOMNMSS

As reported on the AC/DC Facebook timeline:

AC/DC is ready to rock stadiums this summer. The ‪Rock Or Bust North America Tour rolls into Gillette Stadium – home of the ‪‎New England Patriots – on August 22nd and concludes five weeks later at ‪‎Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California.

ACDC - High Voltage - promo album cover pic - #33331114NBSMS

After the release of ‘High Voltage’ in the summer of 1976, AC/DC headlined London’s legendary Marquee Club seven times between June and August.

ACDC - Back In Black - promo album cover pic - #1980

In England, ‘Back In Black’ sold 10,000 copies a day in its first week of release.

ACDC - Monsters Of Rock - 1981 - promo festival flyer - Whitesnake - #MONCMSSOT

AC/DC have headlined the Monsters Of Rock Festival more than anyone else: four times in 1981, 1984, 1991 and 2010.

ACDC - For Those About To Rock We Salute You - promo cover pic - #1981BJAY

The 1982 tour for ‘For Those About To Rock We Salute You’ was one of AC/DC’s biggest and the first to feature their signature firing cannons on stage.

ACDC - The Razors Edge - promo album cover pic - #900MY

The five-leg, year-long Razors Edge World Tour was one of AC/DC’s most successful, becoming one of the highest-grossing tours of 1991.

ACDC - Live - promo album cover pic - #03031407MNBMSS

In 1992, AC/DC released ‘AC/DC Live’ – their first live album recorded with vocalist Brian Johnson.







Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, news, rock music with tags , , , on July 21, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Grave Digger - Exhumation The Early Years - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #33MOSMNM

As reported by Napalm Records:

After three decades of making heavy Metal history, GRAVE DIGGER is still one of the very best German Metal bands enjoying a leading role, when it comes to classic Heavy Metal! The band have unveiled heavy details of their upcoming studio album: Title, artwork, track list and release date!

Back to the 80s and back to their roots! That’s what the upcoming album Exhumation – The Early Years is going to be with re-recordings of their absolute classics with a dynamic and powerful sound of 2015 – Set to be released worldwide on October, 23rd!

The track listing of Exhumation – The Early Years reads as follows:

  1. Headbanging Man
  2. Fire In Your Eyes
  3. Witch Hunter
  4. Shoot Her Down
  5. Stand Up And Rock
  6. Heavy Metal Breakdown
  7. Enola Gay – Drop The Bomb
  8. Get Away
  9. We Wanna Rock You
  10. Playing Fools
  11. Here I Stand
  12. Tyrant
  13. Paradise
  14. My Private Morning Hell (Bonus Track)
  15. Young And Dangerous (Bonus Track)

Grave Digger - Exhumation The Early Years - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #33MOSMNM

Catch GRAVE DIGGER live on the road with supporting German power metal giants BLIND GUARDIAN on an extensive US-tour this autumn and some very special birthday shows in Germany! Don’t miss this Metal party live on tour!

27.10.15 US – Baltimore / Soundstage

29.10.15 CA – Toronto / Danforth Music Hall

30.10.15 CA – Montreal / Corona

31.10.15 US – Worcester / Palladium

01.11.15 US – Philadelphia Union Transfer

03.11.15 US – New York / Webster Hall

04.11.15 US – Munhall / Carnegie Music Hall

06.11.15 US – Pontiac / The Crofoot

07.11.15 US – Cleveland / House of Blues

08.11.15 US – Chicago / Concord Music Hall

09.11.15 US – Minneapolis / Mill City Nights

11.11.15 US – Denver / The Summit Music Hall

13.11.15 CA – Calgary / MacEwan Hall

14.11.15 CA – Edmonton / Union Hall

16.11.15 CA – Vancouver / Commodore Ballroom

17.11.15 US – Seattle / Studio Seven

19.11.15 US – San Francisco / The Fillmore

20.11.15 US – Sacramento / Ace Of Spades

21.11.15 US – Anaheim City / National Grove of Anaheim

22.11.15 US – Tempe / The Marquee

24.11.15 US – Dallas / Gas Monkey Live

25.11.15 US – Houston / Warehouse Live

27.11.15 US – Atlanta / The Masquerade

28.11.15 US – Orlando / The Plaza Live

Grave Digger - Exhumation The Early Years - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #33MOSMNM


26.12.15 DE – Glauchau / Alte Spinnerei

27.12.15 DE – München / Backstage

28.12.15 DE – Bochum / Zeche

29.12.15 DE – Berlin / C-Club

31.12.15 DE – Nürnberg / MS Franconia – Aqua Ruction


For more GRAVE DIGGER info:

Official GRAVE DIGGER Fan Site





On This Day In METAL History – July 21st… From GUNS N’ ROSES To ARTIFAS

Posted in cartoons, classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, rock music with tags , , , , on July 21, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Guns N Roses - Apetite For Destruction - promo album cover pic - #331411SMMNS4

On July 21st, 1987Guns N’ Roses released their groundbreaking debut album: Appetite For Destruction. This album would later spend five weeks on top of the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart, eventually being certified eighteen times Platinum in September of 2008. Jumpin’ jelly beans!

Motley Crue - Dont Go Away Mad Just Go Away - single cover pic - 1990 - #MNSMS3314

On July 21st, 1990 – The magnificent Mötley Crüe had their hit song Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away) ranked at #19, on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. This song is featured on Mötley Crües’s fifth studio album from 1989: Dr. Feelgood.

Iron Maiden

On July 21st, 2011 – The powerful IRON MAIDEN performed at the Aberdeen Exhibition Centre, in Aberdeen, Scotland. This was IRON MAIDEN’s The Final Frontier World Tour. Holy smoke!

Artifas - Inhuman - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #MMNSSWAF

On July 21st, 2015 – The new album, Inhuman, from Tennessee’s ARTIFAS is ranked at #92, on the U.S. iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Whoa.

Scooby Doo And KISS - promo movie cover flyer - July 21 - 2015 - #331428MNMSSOT

On July 21st, 2015 – The new KISS movie, Scooby-Doo and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery released on Blu-ray™ combo pack, DVD and Digital HD. Now that’s ruff-rastic!


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Posted in Hard Rock, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , on July 20, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Acid King Center Of Everywhere US Tour - 2015 - promo flyer - #MO333MMSS



SAN FRANCISCO, July 20, 2015 – Acid King, one of North America’s original doom acts, have announced a U.S. tour, their first in nine years, kicking off Oct. 16th at Brick by Brick in San Diego.

Acid King founder/singer/guitar player Lori S. said: “After touring Europe for the past several years we’re looking forward to traveling across the U.S. and seeing if the beer has gotten any better along the way!”

U.S. Tour Dates:

October 16 San Diego, CA Brick By Brick
October 17 Los Angeles, CA Complex
October 18 Tucson, AZ SW Terrorfest (Club Congress)
October 19 Albuquerque, NM Sister
October 21 Austin, TX Red 7
October 22 New Orleans, LA Siberia
October 23 Atlanta, GA Drunken Unicorn
October 24 Raleigh, NC Kings
October 25 New York, NY Saint Vitus
October 26 Boston, MA Middle East
October 27 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie
October 28 Cleveland, OH Now That’s Class
October 29 Chicago, IL Reggie’s
October 30 St. Louis, MO Firebird
October 31 Kansas City, MO Riot Room
November 1 Denver, CO Hi Dive

Acid King released their first album in a decade, Middle of Nowhere, Center of Everywhere, in April. Outburn Magazine awarded the album a perfect 10, saying the new songs are “six of the most haunting, memorable stoner rock tunes in some time.” Decibel, who called the record a “superlative cosmic pile driver,” and dubbed the trio “pioneers of the whole stoner metal sound.”

Tickets for this tour are on-sale this Friday.


Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing

For more info on ACID KING:







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